Welcome To BCES At Florida Tech

Florida Tech's Department of Biomedical and Chemical Engineering and Sciences (BCES) is committed to providing undergraduate and graduate students with an outstanding education in both the theoretical development and laboratory application of advanced technologies to elevate and advance the field. BCES faculty are internationally renowned researchers who have obtained prestigious grants from government agencies and corporations, published articles in well-respected journals, and authored books. Students in the BCES department have significant educational advantages that come with small class sizes and direct access to these faculty members, who serve as instructors, mentors, and in many cases, collaborators.

Department Announcements

ACS highlights Two Chemistry Faculty for performance-Enhancing Drug detection Method

Headshot of Dr Christopher ChouinardDr Christopher Chouinard and his collaborator Dr Roberto Peverati are pioneering a new ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS) method, making it more challenging for athletes to hide doping compounds.  As announced by the American Chemical Society, the Florida Tech researchers successfully applied IM-MS to steroids and banned glucocorticoids in urine and are now using machine learning methods to predict new illicit steroids.  Dr Chouinard's press session with ACS may be viewed online.

 

Undergraduate chemistry major Katie Wilson accepting award.Senior Chemistry Student Receives Two  Awards

Senior chemistry major Katie Wilson recently received two awards recognizing her research achievements. Katie has been awarded the 2020 Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry by the Analytical Division of the American Chemical Society. Additionally, Katie has been recognized as the 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Student by the Orlando section of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations, Katie!

 

Gordon Nelson holding Basil C. Pearce Award plaqueUniversity Professor Named "Author Extraordinaire" by Western Cover Society

Gordon Nelson, Ph.D., a university professor of chemistry, Fellow of the American Chemical Society, and multi-award winning polymer scientist, has added another accolade to his already inimitable curriculum vitae. Dr. Nelson received the 2021 Basil C. Pearce Award for his article, "Langton's Humboldt Express," which appeared in the March 2020 edition of Western Express, the research journal of early western mails.

BCES News & Stories

6 Uses for the University’s New Atomic Force Microscope

6 Uses for the University’s New Atomic Force Microscope

The university's new atomic force microscope, housed in Professor Linxia Gu's Bio-Mechanics Laboratory, has applications in several areas.

Researcher Looks to Home Country for Latest Project

Researcher Looks to Home Country for Latest Project

University chemical engineering assistant professor Toufiq Reza is using renewable energy research to assist his home country of Bangladesh.

University Study Explains How Light Could Activate Neurons

University Study Explains How Light Could Activate Neurons

Important research may give insight in enabling future designs of other molecules that can modulate brain signals.