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Department of Biological Systems Engineering

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

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Testing water quality in the springs of rural Appalachia

Leigh-Anne Krometis, associate professor of biological systems engineering, and her team are testing the water of local springs in Welch, West Virginia. Welch is located in McDowell County, one of the 8th poorest counties in the United States.

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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.