The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE) is diverse with two distinct and highly integrated program areas: Biological Engineering and Environmental Engineering. Although these two program areas share significant commonality in teaching, especially with regard to the core curriculum, there are significant differences in emphasis and course options. These differences result in a flexible program that satisfies the diverse interests of our students. Accordingly, the intellectual breadth of the BEE department is even more strongly reflected by the diversity of the department's research and outreach activities. Biological Engineering integrates engineering practice and quantitative biology, with a focus on food systems, life sciences, human health and the environment. Environmental Engineering is aimed at combining engineering and environmental sciences in a coordinated manner so as to include a balance of basic, developmental and applied investigative efforts. Once concerned primarily with the rural environment, the program now addresses a wide range of environmental issues in both the private and public sectors.

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  • Optimization of Combined Radiation and Gold Nanoparticle 

    Sankar, Sitara; Zhang, Michelle (2015-05-19)
    Radiation therapy offers the ability to kill and shrink tumors non-invasively and serves as adjuvant therapy post-surgery and as primary therapy for patients unable to undergo surgery. But the process is nonspecific and ...
  • Optimization of Transdermal Drug Delivery by Hydrogel- 

    Chapin, Nate; Hung, Michelle; Larsen, Wesley; Pramil, Varsha (2015-05-19)
    External-field mediated transdermal drug delivery is a new alternative to oral delivery and hypodermic injections. This method allows patients to receive treatments via a drug-infused patch applied to the skin and offers ...
  • A Computational Model of Vortex Ring Formation in Hydrogels 

    Das, Shoshana; Fiore, Alyssa; Hickman, Dillon; Vasthare, Varsha (2015-05-19)
    Duo An, a PhD student at Cornell University, is developing a method that uses electrospray technique to expel clay hydrogel droplets into an ion solution. Upon contact, the droplets crosslink and form various solid ...
  • Predicting Embryonic Dynamics and Development 

    Francken, Miles; Patish, Levi; Streitman, David; Yoshitake, Sho (2015-05-19)
    Although the chick embryo has long been used as a model for mammalian embryogenesis, there is a need to understand the changing tissue properties that cause physiological changes. Most imaging techniques have proven ...
  • That bites!: the transport of Bothrops asper venom in leg 

    Hatter, Nick; MacMullan, Melanie; Kwasnica, Marek; Hu, Victoria (2015-05-19)
    Snake venom has been known to be a deadly toxin for centuries. Although many studies about the dangerous effects of snake venom have been conducted, the spread of venom throughout human tissue has not yet been modeled. The ...
  • Modeling Reverse Iontophoresis for Noninvasive Glycemic Monitoring 

    Cheng, Stephanie; Kuehlert, Esra; Panchap, Latha; Young, Kathleen (2015-05-19)
    Current methods of glucose monitoring for diabetics are invasive and require blood to be drawn. Despite improved technologies for self-monitoring glucose, patient adherence for these methods is low due to the inconvenience ...
  • Optimizing Throughput in a Fetal Cell Magnetophoretic Separator 

    Flood, Zachary; Jasty, Naveen; Jiang, Chiyu; Park, Jino (2015-05-19)
    Magnetophoretic separation is a non-invasive method under development for the sampling of nucleated fetal red blood cells (NRBCs). By inducing a magnetic field gradient symmetrically about a microfluidic separatory ...
  • Melting fat: Modeling the Effects of RFAL using Invasix BodyTiteTM system 

    Fung, Ashley; Hua, Kevin; Nadig, Malavika; Wan, Gary (2015-05-19)
    Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction (RFAL) is a recent technique that shows promise compared to traditional procedures in terms of safety, recovery times, and results. Currently, however, there lacks an accurate computational ...
  • Modeling an Injection Profile of Nanoparticles to Optimize Tumor Treatment Time with Magnetic Hyperthermia 

    Eagle, Sonja; Wadsworth, Samantha; Wnorowski, Alexa (2015-05-19)
    Hyperthermia treatment to destroy cancerous tissue is a highly effective treatment strategy for malignant tumors. The goal of hyperthermia treatment is to raise the tumor temperature high enough to kill cancerous cells ...
  • Optimization of reversible electroporation for the destruction of an irregular brain tumor 

    Ahmad, Taha; Putrevu, Karann; Walk, Remy; Zhang, Xuexiang (2015-05-19)
    The ability to localize treatments is of great relevance to many diseases, from cancer to blood clots. The drugs used for treatment are often cytotoxic or otherwise deleterious to healthy as well as diseased tissue, and ...
  • StomateTutor™: An Introduction to Stomatal Control of Gas Exchange in Plants 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Upadhyaya, S.K.; Delwiche, M.J.; Rand, R.H.; Scott, N.S.; Sobel, E.T. (Cooke Publications, Ithaca, New York, 1988)
    This is a HyperCard implementation which includes Pascal programs. HyperCard, which requires at least 1 Megabyte of memory, must be supplied by the user. The system disk must include the Geneva 10 pt font. When using, open ...
  • WRITING A PAPER WITH MATHWRITER™ 

    Cooke, Nancy B.; Cooke, Richard D. (Cooke Publications, Ithaca, New York, 1991)
    MathWriter 2.0 is the first word processor that enables you to type equations as easily as text. You can write and edit a document containing equations without pasting or moving back and forth between various programs or ...
  • QuikBase: The quick database program 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Bartlett, James V. (Cooke Publications, Ithaca, New York, 1989)
  • MathWriter: Quick Reference Card 

    Unknown author (1991)
  • A guide to MathWriter: The Scientific Word Processor for the Macintosh (Education version) 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Sobel, E. Ted (Brooks Cole Publishing Company, Pacific Grove, California, 1991)
    Math Writer™ was created to make the writing of mathematics-laden scientific and technical manuscripts less daunting. Traditional word processors do not provide tools that are powerful enough to provide a seamless, visual ...
  • A guide to MathWriter: The Scientific Word Processor for the Macintosh (Professional version) 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Sobel, E. Ted (Brooks Cole Publishing Company, Pacific Grove, California, 1991)
    Math Writer™ was created to make the writing of mathematics-laden scientific and technical manuscripts less daunting. Traditional word processors do not provide tools that are powerful enough to provide a seamless, visual ...
  • MathWriter: The Scientific Word Processor for the Macintosh 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Sobel, E. Ted (Brooks Cole Publishing Company, Pacific Grove, California, 1991)
    MathWriter introduces new tools that permit you to compose your scientific manuscripts at the keyboard. These tools allow you to focus on substance rather than form. MathWriter was designed especially for authors of ...
  • MathWriter I: MATHEMATICAL TYPESETTING with the MACINTOSH 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Sobel, E. Ted (Cooke Publications, Ithaca, New York, 1986)
    MathWriter™ grew out of a need to typeset the theory chapter for the finite element programs we were developing. The mouse-supported graphics environment of the Macintosh provides an excellent foundation for the development ...
  • A Guide to ExamBuilder 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Sobel, E. Ted (Wadsworth, Inc., Belmont, California, 1991)
    ExamBuilder™ is a tool for using a data base of questions to create and print examinations. The tedium of creating examinations can be dramatically reduced with ExamBuilder, even making the creation of practice tests simple. ...

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