Biological Engineering, Ph.D.

Engineer solutions for human health, environment, and energy

Many challenging problems can be solved by integrating engineering principles with our understanding of biology at a molecular level. Be part of the solution to increasingly complex grand challenges with agriculture, environment, health care, and natural resources. This program provides a deeper understanding and investigative skills to solve these problems.

In this program, you will explore, research, and develop a deeper understanding of technology while broadening your knowledge to societal and global needs. You will apply advanced methods and tools to improve environmental quality, model impacts of climate on water supply & usage, design and manufacture medical devices, fabricate biomaterials for medical and pharmaceutical application, develop equipment to harvest and process food, or design and test new ways to produce alternative energy from feedstock.

This program could be a good fit if you:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree in civil, chemical, or biological agricultural engineering
  • Are interested in lab work and research in the field
  • Want to solve practical problems in the field
  • Have strong research and critical-thinking skills

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Research engineer/professor
  • Bioremediation engineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Regulatory engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Project engineer
  • Consulting engineer

Available On-Campus