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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (CENG)

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ERIN LAVIK, Graduate Program Director

Degrees Offered

M.S., Ph.D, P.B.C. (Degree Types )



FREY, DOUGLAS, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Chromatography of biopolymers, downstream bioprocessing
GHOSH, UPAL, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Fate and transport of toxic organic compounds, remediation of sediments
LAVIK, ERIN, Ph.D., Massachussetts Institute of Technology
MARTEN, MARK R., Ph.D., Purdue University; Microbial proteomics, morphology, atomic force microscopy and bioprocessing
MOREIRA, ANTONIO R., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Regulatory/GMP issues, scale changes, fermentation and cell culture, product comparability, process analytical technology
RAO, GOVIND, Ph.D., Drexel University; Fluorescence-based sensors and instrumentation, high throughput bioprocessing, fermentation and cell culture
REED, BRIAN, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Physicochemical processes, sorption of organics and inorganics
ROSS, JULIA, Ph.D., Rice University; Cell and tissue engineering, cell adhesion in microbial infection, thrombosis
WELTY, CLAIRE, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Goundwater flow and transport, urban hydrology

Associate Professors

BLANEY, LEE, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, Water/wastewater treatment, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
LEACH, JENNIE, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin; Biomaterials and tissue engineering

Assistant Professors

HENNIGAN, CHRISTOPHER, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology; air pollution chemistry, atmospheric aerosols
SZETO, GREGORY, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
PENG XU, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Synthetic Biology

Senior Lecturer

CASTELLANOS, MARIAJOSÉ, Ph.D., Cornell University; Biocomplexity, systems biology



Research Professors

CROUCHER, LEAH, Ph.D., University of Connecticut, Storrs; Fluorescence based sensors, protein engineering, biomedical diagnostics, molecular switches
KOSTOV, YORDAN, Ph.D., Bulgarian Academy of Sciences; Low-cost optical sensors, instrumentation development, biomaterials

Research Associate Professors

GE, XUDONG, Ph.D., UMBC; Sensor matrix development, dialysis based sensor

Research Assistant Professors

GURRAMKONDA, CHANDRASEKHAR, Ph.D., Acharya Nagarjuna University, India
PILLI, MANOHAR, Ph.D., University of New Mexico

Program Description

An individual plan of graduate study in chemical engineering compatible with the student’s interest and background is offered. The primary emphasis of the program’s research activities is biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Cross-discipline thesis research projects in these areas are encouraged.

Program Admission Requirements

The admission requirements and procedures correspond to the requirements set forth by the UMBC Graduate School. Opportunities are available for undergraduate students to enroll in the B.S./M.S. program in their senior year. For students with non-chemical engineering B.S. degrees wishing to enter the M.S. or Ph.D. program, a series of courses at the undergraduate level are required prior to beginning graduate courses in Chemical Engineering. In general, those classes can be taken during the student’s first year in graduate school.

Facilities and Special Resources

The program’s research facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories at the Technology Research Center and the Engineering Building. These facilities are extensively equipped with modern fermentation, cell culture, chromatography, microscopy, proteomics and other analytical equipment.

Financial Assistance

Graduate teaching and research assistantships are available to highly qualified candidates through the program.




    Chemical Engineering

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