Biological Engineering

The Department of Biological Engineering has National Energy R&D Center for Biorefinery, and Beijing Key Laboratory of Bioprocess. We currently have 23 faculty and staff members, including 8 professors and 8 associate professors. Among them, there are 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, and 1 Distinguished Young Scholars from NSFC. The department puts much focus on linkage between research and application in industry. In past 3 years, hundreds of papers have been published in fields of bioreaction engineering, bioseparation technology, bioresource technology, metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, fermentation engineering, bioprocess engineering, protein engineering, and biomaterial, etc.

Main Research Fields

Industrial Biorefinery

Bioresource and Bioenergy


Modern Bioseparation Technology

  Environment-friendly Materials and Biomaterials

Research Projects & Achievements

      The research projects in our department are mostly supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Basic Research Program of China (Program 973), National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (Program 863), or Major State Basic Research Development Program of China. The department also received 2 National Award for Progress in Science and Technology, and 5 ministry-level awards.

Teaching Activities


We offer courses of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology & Gene Engineering, Bioreaction Engineering & Apparatus, Bioseparation Engineering, Cell Biology & Cell Engineering, and Trends in Bioengineering, etc. to undergraduate and graduate students.