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Biological Engineering, Faculty

James Martin Lab 81A

208-885-7435

bhe@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Agricultural Processing Systems, Engineering Analysis and Design, Bioprocess Engineering, Biofuels, Thermochemical Technologies for Biomass Conversion
Areas of Expertise: Utilization of bio-based resources for value-added products and renewable energy through biological / biochemical / thermochemical processing.
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Bryn Martin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Engineering Physics 408

208-885-1030

brynm@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Neural Engineering, Biomedical Imaging: Techniques and Applications, Instrumentation and Measurements: Theory and Application, Neuroengineering Research, Tech Startup Entrepreneurship, Medical Imaging Instructor
Areas of Expertise: Central nervous system, cardiovascular and ocular biomechanics, cerebrospinal fluid dynamics, neurohydrodynamics, MR imaging and post-processing, computational fluid dynamics, in vitro modeling, Chiari malformation, hydrocephalus, intrathecal drug delivery, neuropheresis, cerebrospinal fluid hypothermia, medical device and instrumentation R&D
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Ching-An Peng, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair

Engineering Physics 421

208-885-7461

capeng@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Areas of Expertise: drug/gene delivery using viral & nonviral vectors as well as ultrasonic device, developing phagocytosis-resistant perfluorocarbon-based oxygen carriers using PEGylated fluorosurfactant and CD47 ligand, photothermolysis of cancer cells using nanomaterials, detection of antiviral agents using nanobiosensors
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Russell Qualls, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor and Idaho State Climatologist

Engineering Physics 407

208-885-6184

rqualls@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Fundamentals of Hydrologic Engineering, Northwest Climate and Water Resources Change, Irrigation System Design, Engineering Analysis and Design
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Ben Richardson, Ph.D.

Research Faculty

Engineering Physics 410

208-885-9077

brichardson@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: WWAMI Medical Pharmacology
Areas of Expertise: Neurophysiology, Neural coding properties, Ligand gated ion channels, Neuropharmacology, Neural circuits, Sensory processing, Autism, Mechanism of alcoholism use disorder, Neurological responses to stress, Neural mechanisms of sensory filter/gating

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Nathan R. Schiele, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Engineering Physics 412

208-885-9063

nrschiele@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Engineering for Living Systems, Tendon Research, Biomechanics of Hard and Soft Tissues, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Areas of Expertise: tendon mechanobiology, tendon tissue engineering
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James Martin Lab 81B

208-885-7545

devs@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Instrumentation and Measurements, Electrical Power and Controls, GPS and Precision Agriculture, Bio Image Processing and Computer Vision
Areas of Expertise: Environmental Impact Assessment, Advanced Biofuel Production, Industrial Energy Efficiency, Instrumentation and Controls, Precision Agriculture
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Sarah (Xiao) Wu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Engineering Physics 404

208-885-1532

xwu@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: Bioprocess Engineering
Areas of Expertise: Waste/biomass conversion for energy and chemical uses; Plasma technology for food processing, renewable energy and chemicals/materials; Advanced water and waste treatment technology; Microbiology and biochemical kinetics related to biological treatment of waste waters
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Biological Engineering, Staff

David Christian

Research Support Scientist, Biological Engineering Laboratory Manager

Engineering Physics 406

dchrist@uidaho.edu

Chad Dunkel

Research Support Scientist

J. W. Martin Lab 81C

208-885-5943

cdunkel@uidaho.edu

Judy Vandegrift

Management Assistant

Engineering Physics 419

208-885-6182

judyv@uidaho.edu

Biological Engineering, Affiliate Faculty

Erin Brooks

Associate Professor

James Martin Lab 78

208-885-6562

ebrooks@uidaho.edu

Chen Lide

Associate Professor, Extension Waste Management Engineer

B61 CSI Evergreen Building, Twin Falls

208-736-3615

lchen@uidaho.edu

Campus: Twin Falls View Full Profile

Greg Moller

Professor, Ph.D.

FRC, Room 204a

208-885-2567

gmoller@uidaho.edu

Howard Neibling

Associate Professor

Office Annex 102

208-308-5192 or 208-423-6679

hneiblin@uidaho.edu

Lee Ostrom, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of the College of Engineering; Director of Academic Programs, Idaho Falls Center

TAB 314

208-757-5427

ostrom@uidaho.edu

Campus: Idaho Falls
Courses: Project Engineering, Project Risk Assessment, Capstone I and II, Industrial Ergonomics
Areas of Expertise: Risk assessment, human factors, ergonomics, industrial safety
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Jae Hyeon Ryu

Associate Professor

Idaho Water Center

208-332-4402

jryu@uidaho.edu

Campus: Boise
Ares of Expertise: Drought monitoring/forecasting/outlooks, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)/drone, water resources planning and management/irrigated agriculture, climate change/hydrologic modeling


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Gulhan Unlu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ag Biotech 205

208-885-2567

Andreas E. Vasdekis, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Engineering Physics 315

208-885-6099

andreasv@uidaho.edu

Areas of Expertise: Biological Physics
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Engineering/Physics Building

Mailing Address:

Biological Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 0904
Moscow, ID 83844-0904

Phone: 208-885-6182

Fax: 208-885-7908

Email: bioengr@uidaho.edu

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