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This field of study focuses on developing ways to chemically engineer fuel out of living organisms in an effort to increase sustainability and reduce the use of fossil fuels. Closely related, biotechnology uses living organisms, or parts of living organisms, to create new products and technology.

Biofuels and Biotechnology Faculty

Arul Jayaraman

  • Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Ray B. Nesbitt Endowed Chair
  • Department Head, Chemical Engineering
  • Presidential Impact Fellow
  • Affiliated Faculty, Biomedical Engineering
Arul Jayaraman

Pushkar Lele

  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Pushkar Lele

Victor Ugaz

  • Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Director of Undergraduate Programs, Chemical Engineering
  • Chair, TAMU Master of Biotechnology (MBIOT) Program
  • Carolyn S. & Tommie E. Lohman '59 Professor in Engineering Education
Victor Ugaz

Hung-Jen Wu

  • Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
Hung-Jen Wu