Research Overview

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Our research group employs experimental and theoretical engineering approaches to investigate chromatographic separation problems and develop new materials and processes for bioseparation applications. We are especially interested in studying the relationship between absorbent characteristics, biomolecular structure, and mass transfer and in the optimization of process chromatography for the recovery, separation, and purification of biomolecules. Our current projects are sponsored by: Ajinomoto, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Bristol-Myers Squibb, MedImmune, Merck & Co., Inc., NSF Pfizer, and the NIH Biotechnology Training Program at the University of Virginia.