The Bioengineering Department was founded in 2007 by merging several IQS laboratories in the Life Science area and by joining new research groups. The Department is composed of 5 laboratories: Biochemistry, Biomaterials, Microbiology, Bioprocesses, and Tissue Engineering. Research areas combine basic and applied projects in biomedicine, industrial biotechnology, and food and environmental biotechnology.
The Department offers biology and biochemistry courses in the Chemistry Degree and Chemical Engineering Degree. Moreover, the Masters in Bioengineering as well as the PhD program in Bioengineering are coordinated by the Department. Additionally, the Department collaborates in the Masters programs of Food Chemistry and Engineering, and Chemistry and Engineering Research.
Research projects are in the areas of Life Sciences, Chemistry, Process Engineering and Bioprocesses, and Materials and Biomaterials