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Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Virginia Tech opens world’s first fully automated AI and cyberbiosecurity water lab

The multidisciplinary AI and Cyber for Water and Ag lab aims to protect the world’s water resources from cyberattacks.

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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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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.