Engineering Biology & Materials Science

Industrial Biotechnology


Industrial Biotechnology focuses on the intersection of materials and engineered biology for robust, sustainable, and efficient manufacturing and production. Engineering biology can contribute to materials that enable better separations and resource uptake and recycling. Materials incorporating engineered biology may make production more environmentally-friendly or cost-effective. Engineering biology also holds the potential to advance industry and the economy through interfacing with abiotic materials and technologies, such as electronics, fabrics, and packaging, to create new systems and devices.

Societal Challenges

Last updated: January 19, 2021