University of California, Riverside

Department of Chemical Engineering



Biotechnology & Bioremediation


Biotechnology & Bioremediation

Biotechnology Faculty research is focused in nanobiotechnology, environmental biotechnology and metabolic engineering. Employing the tools of biotechnology and nanotechnology, we develop bioanalytical devices for applications in medical diagnostics, personal and homeland security, environmental monitoring, water and food safety, etc.; develop technologies for remediation of heavy metals; and synthesize nanostructured materials. In the area of environmental biotechnology we work on biological treatment of contaminated air and groundwater and employ metabolic engineering tools to develop novel bio-catalysts for decontamination of xenobiotics, heavy metals, and emerging contaminants.

Xin Ge, Ashok Mulchandani, Sharon Walker, Ian Wheeldon, Charles Wyman

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University of California, Riverside
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Bourns College of Engineering
446 Winston Chung Hall

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