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Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Virginia Tech researchers work to create biodegradable bioplastics from food waste

Researchers in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences are making affordable bioplastics.

By the Numbers

#10 undergraduate engineering programs #12 graduate program, US News & World Report, 113 undergraduates, 16 Master students, 35 PhD students, 29 faculty, 9 staff, $5.1 million in research grants and awards

students and faculty work in a lab

Nanoscale to Macroscale

Our faculty and students work in a broad range of biological systems, from natural systems, such as watersheds with a focus on water resources, to built systems, such as bioreactors and bioprocessing facilities. We seek to improve animal, human, and environmental health through development and design of healthy food products, vaccines, bioenergy, biomaterials, and water quality management practices.