Bioprocess engineering is one of the fastest growing segments of the economy. Bioprocess engineers design and develop equipment, methods, and systems for the efficient environmentally sound manufacturing of medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and biologically based products. ECU bioprocess engineering leads to careers ranging from pharmaceutical manufacturing to biofuels, foods and environmental engineering.
Do you want to make a real difference in your world? Would you like to improve quality of life, protect the environment, and help meet the needs of a growing world population? For the student who enjoys science and math, bioprocess engineering offers a unique opportunity to provide food, fuels, pharmaceutical and environmental systems without degrading or depleting our natural resources.
ECU Bioprocess Engineering offers a unique and valuable educational experience. Coursework includes the ECU engineering core, micro biology, and organic chemistry, complemented by bioprocessing topics such as fermentation, separation, plant design and bioprocess quality. The breadth of the bioprocess engineering experience means that graduates have many career options, from ecosystems protection to food safety to bioenergy, biofuels and human health.
Dr. Eban Bean is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Engineering. His research interests include evaluating the impacts of the developed environment on environmental quality. The majority of his research relates to evaluating the impacts of impervious surface on receiving waters and evaluating mitigation practices for controlling stormwater runoff. His expertise is in design, monitoring, simulation, and evaluation of stormwater control measures. Dr. Bean also has research interests in non-point source nutrient loadings from wastewater treatment and impacts of flow regime change on stream ecological function.
Dr. Loren Limberis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering. His research interests include biomolecular engineering, bioprocess engineering, and biohybrid devices. His research involves the development of novel biomolecules for use in a variety of biotechnology devices, such as biosensors, research and diagnostic tools, and other bioengineered applications.