HKUST PG Programs 2023-24 for School of Engineering

School of SCIENCE 22 Research Foci Facilities The Bioengineering Laboratory provides world-class facilities for research. Advanced equipment is available for bacterial and cell culture, centrifugation separation, protein and DNA manipulation, gene amplification, microscopic analysis, digital imaging and analysis. The Laboratory supports projects on microchip analysis, diagnostic dev ice, tissue engineer ing, nanobiotechnology, bioproduct processing and bioproduct extraction. Relevant central facilities include the Materials Characterization and Preparation Facility, and the Nanosystem Fabrication Facility (CWB). Biological Information Engineering Investigates issues associated with new computation concepts and tools involved in medical imaging. Research can also be extended to other data-driven areas, such as health analytics, bioinformatics, protein structure prediction, drug design, and systems biology. Synthetic Biology, Bioprocessing and BioProduct Design The technology of synthetic biology, bioprocessing, regulatory, safety and ethical issues involved in biotechnology, and the systematic evolution of production processes using product characteristics to assist in “product-oriented” process design. Biomaterials and BioMEMS The engineering of physical and biological properties of synthetic polymers, metals, ceramics and other materials, and their interaction with blood, soft and hard tissues; and the application of microelectromechanical systems to biological and bioanalytical methods, such as genechips. Quantitative Neuroscience and Neural Engineering Mechanistic understanding of neuroscience from the molecular level (inside a single neuron cell) to a cellular level interpretation where interactions between signaling and transport molecules will be mapped; system-level understanding on how neural systems respond to environment stimulus; and how computations are done by neural systems. Bioengineering Program Office