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Chemical & Biological Engineering, Faculty

Ching-An Peng, Ph.D.

Professor, Department Chair

Engineering Physics 421

208-885-7461

capeng@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: cell and gene therapy, drug delivery systems, nanobiotechnology, protein expression and purification, biotransport processes, senior seminar
Areas of Expertise: drug/gene delivery using viral & nonviral vectors as well as ultrasonic device, developing phagocytosis-resistant perfluorocarbon-based oxygen carriers using PEGylated fluorosurfactant and CD47 ligand, photothermolysis of cancer cells using nanomaterials, detection of antiviral agents using nanobiosensors

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Buchanan 305

208-885-8918

wadmassu@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: mechanics of material, dynamics of material, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, engineering fluid mechanics, introduction to chemical engineering, material and energy balance, environmental modeling and design, transport and rate processes, environmental management and design, process analysis and design, modeling in electrolysis process, transport phenomena
Areas of Expertise: bioremediation process modeling, gas separation membranes, electrodialysis membrane separation, hollow fiber bioreactors, transport and kinetics of heavy metal, dyes, halogenated hydrocarbon, low-level radio-nuclides removal from contaminated water and soils

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McClure Hall 403B

208-885-6953

aston@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: introduction to chemical engineering, chemical engineering thermodynamics, separation processes, microcosms & nanotechnology, applications of nanomaterials in biomolecular engineering, scanning probe microscopy, surface instrumentation, interfacial science, chemical engineering labs
Areas of Expertise: colloids and interfacial phenomena, scanning probe microscopy, nanowires, adhesion and thin films, microfluidics and chemical sensors, polymers and composites, nanotechnology

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Matthew Bernards, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, NASA Idaho Space Grant Consortium Director

Buchanan 302

208-885-2150

mbernards@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: computations in chemical engineering, process analysis and design II
Areas of Expertise: biology-material interfacial interactions, polyampholyte polymers, bone tissue engineering, beta-voltaic microbatteries

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James Martin Lab 71A

208-885-7435

bhe@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: biological engineering analysis and design, fundamentals of bioenergy and bioproducts, biofuels, thermochemical technologies for biomass conversion
Areas of Expertise: utilization of bio-based resources for value-added products and renewable energy through biological / biochemical / thermochemical processing.

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Gautam Kumar, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

McClure Hall 401D

208-885-1587

gkumar@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: process analysis and control, digital process control
Areas of Expertise: optimal control theory, stochastic model predictive control, stochastic systems, computational neuroscience, neural engineering, computational psychiatry, brain medicine

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James Moberly, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Buchanan 311

208-885-7705

jgmoberly@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Areas of Expertise: interactions between heavy metals and microorganisms, effect of metal speciation on toxicity and bioavailability in bacteria

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Russell Qualls, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor, Idaho State Climatologist

Engineering Physics 407

208-885-6184

rqualls@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: environmental hydrology, northwest climate and water resources change, engineering fluid mechanics
Areas of Expertise: satellite remote sensing of mountain snowpack, snowmelt runoff modeling, modeling of evapotranspiration

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Nathan R. Schiele, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Engineering Physics 412

208-885-9063

nrschiele@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: introduction to biological engineering, tendon research, tissue biomechanics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
Areas of Expertise: tendon mechanobiology, tendon tissue engineering

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James Martin Lab 71B

208-885-7545

devs@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: engineering design I, engineering design II, energy and environmental auditing, bio image processing and computer vision
Areas of Expertise: environmental impact assessment, advanced biofuel production, industrial energy efficiency, instrumentation and controls, precision agriculture

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Buchanan 310

208-885-7652

srivastavask@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Areas of Expertise: microfluidics, bio-separations, designing lab-on-a-chip system for medical diagnostic applications using dielectrophoresis, modeling and simulations, educational research

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Buchanan 312

208-885-6970

vutgikar@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Areas of Expertise: thermal-hydraulics advanced heat transfer & power conversion systems, fuel cycle waste forms & treatment, used nuclear fuel disposition/management, energy storage, bioremediation, life cycle assessment.

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Sarah (Xiao) Wu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Engineering Physics 404

208-885-1532

xwu@uidaho.edu

Campus: Moscow
Courses: bioremediation, bioprocess engineering, electric power and controls, plasma technology
Areas of Expertise: waste/biomass conversion for energy and chemical uses; plasma technology for food processing, renewable energy and chemicals/materials; advanced water and waste treatment technology; microbiology and biochemical kinetics related to biological treatment of waste waters

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Haiyan Zhao, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor

Center for Advanced Energy Studies 257

208-533-8123

haiyanz@uidaho.edu

Campus: Idaho Falls
Areas of Expertise: catalysis for environment and fuels, electrochemistry, corrosion, molten salts/ionic liquids, pyroprocessing, fuel cycle, waste form.

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Chemical & Biological Engineering, Staff

Margaret Baker

Department Manager

Margaret Baker

Buchanan 309

208-885-4052

mbaker@uidaho.edu

Charles Cornwall

Scientific Instrument Maker

Charles Cornwall

Buchanan 226

208-885-7728

cornwall@uidaho.edu

Chad Dunkel

Research Support Scientist

Chad Dunkel

J. W. Martin Lab 71C

208-885-5943

cdunkel@uidaho.edu

Dave MacPherson

Research/Instructional Associate

Dave McPhearson

Buchanan 343

208-885-6830

dmac@uidaho.edu

Judy Vandegrift

Management Assistant

Judy Vandegrift

Engineering Physics 419

208-885-6182

judyv@uidaho.edu

Contact Us

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Mailing Address:

Chemical & Biological Engineering
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive
Moscow, ID 83844

Phone: 208-885-6182

Fax: 208-885-7908

Email: chembioeng@uidaho.edu