What is Bioprocess Engineering
Bioprocess Engineering deals with the methods used to prepare biological materials for commercial use. It is a hybrid of Chemical and Agricultural Engineering, with focus on the use of bio-technologies. Bioprocess Engineering specifically focuses on processes involving living organisms, as opposed to Biological Engineering which includes everything related to biology.
Bioprocess Engineers focus on creating products from these biological materials. They develop the systems used to manufacture petrochemicals, biofuels and waste treatment products. Daily activities include material testing, inspecting production equipment and supervision of the procedure used in manufacturing.
Bioprocess Engineers generally work in labs or factory environments and usually have a solid grounding in Chemical Engineering theory as well as a range of practical testing procedures.