Experts on biomanufacturing

Biomanufacturing uses biological systems, including microorganisms, animal and plant cells and tissues, and enzymes, to make valuable biomolecules for use in the agricultural, food, materials, energy, and pharmaceutical industries. In addition to conducting research on biomanufacturing, WPI is home to the Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center (BETC), which provides training and contract services to the biomanufacturing industry, and is a member of Bioconnects, a regional biomanufacturing coalition. WPI experts on biomanufacturing can speak about such biomanufacturing processes as fermentation and cell culture, on tissue engineering (a form of biomanufacturing that focuses on restoring and repairing tissue and treating disease), and the manufacture of pharmaceuticals using plants, among other areas.

Kristen Billiar
  • Professor and Department Head Biomedical Engineering
Professor Billiar studies the mechanisms by which mechanical forces regulate the development and healing of connective tissues and the pathogenesis of disease is becoming one of the foremost problems at the intersection of biomechanics and cell biology. ... View Profile
Gregory S. Fischer
  • Professor Robotics Engineering
Professor Fischer develops surgical robotics, including MRI-compatible robotic devices for enhancing cancer diagnosis, add intelligent automation to telesurgery, and develop assistive robotics, including socially assistive robots and wearable physically ... View Profile
George D Pins
  • Professor Biomedical Engineering
Professor Pins has more than 25 years of expertise in the design, development, and evaluation of implantable biomaterials, and the fabrication of biomimetic scaffolds for tissue engineering applications. ... View Profile
Pamela Weathers
  • Professor Biology & Biotechnology
Professor Weather's studies the production in planta (within the plant) of artemisinin and its other therapeutically active phytochemicals for their efficacy in treating malaria and other artemisinin-susceptible diseases. ... View Profile
Eric Mosher Young
  • Assistant Professor Chemical Engineering
Prof. Young is an expert in yeast, genetic engineering and synthetic biology. ... View Profile
Haichong Zhang
  • Assistant Professor Robotics Engineering
Professor Zhang is the founding director of the Medical Frontier Ultrasound Imaging and Robotic Instrumentation (Medical FUSION) Laboratory. ... View Profile