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.
COVID-19 acts as a vascular Disease, implications for Diabetics
Sex-specific Variation in Vascular Function Led by Student-Faculty Team
Chemistry Doctoral Student Wins Navy Award
Student Government Association Selects BCES Faculty as Professor of the Year
Dr Eric Guisbert is the 2021 SGA Professor of the Year for the College of Engineering & Sciences. While researching genomic regulators of the heat shock response, Dr Guisbert teaches Biological Discovery I, Developmental Biology, Cell & Molecular Biology, Biology of Aging, Scientific Skills, and Molecular Genetics. The Guisbert laboratory recently published "Chronic temperature stress inhibits reproduction and disrupts endocytosis via chaperone titration in " in the 15 April 2021 of BMC Biology.
Plant Biology Conference Lauds Florida Tech Students
Doctoral students Thiara Bento and Kirstin Cutshaw earned second and third place, respectively, for their oral presentations at the Southern Section of the American Society of Plant Biology Annual Conference held April 17 & 18, 2021. Thiara’s multidisciplinary research on plant-plant interactions integrates plant ecology with metabolomics. Kirstin’s recognition for image analysis coupled with analytical chemistry is the first time the conference bestowed an oral presentation award for algal work.
Graduate Students Earn HIghest Honors at Florida Academy of Sciences competition
Top awards were bestowed for Outstanding Graduate Student Oral Presentations at the Florida Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting held March 19 & 20, 2021. Ibtida Sultana and Tahmid Islam earned first and second place, respectively, in the Engineering Sciences Section, while Muzammil M.N. Ahmed won first place in the Environmental Chemistry & Chemical Sciences Section. In the Medical Sciences Section, Melyse Laud won first place for Outstanding Graduate Student Poster Presentation.
ACS highlights Two Chemistry Faculty for performance-Enhancing Drug detection Method
Dr 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 on 5 April 2021, 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.
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!
University 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
Florida Tech’s newest facility will be named the Gordon L. Nelson Health Sciences building, honoring the longtime dean and professor.
A recent study focuses on a new process for converting human waste from home septic systems into phosphorus-rich fertilizer.
Students across various majors took “one giant leap” closer to their dreams of working in the space industry during their summer internships.
- Biochemistry, B.S.
- Biochemistry, M.S.
- Biomedical Engineering, B.S.
- Biomedical Engineering, M.S.
- Biomedical Engineering, Ph.D.
- Biomedical Science (Premedical), B.S.
- Biotechnology, M.S.
- Cell and Molecular Biology, M.S.
- Cell and Molecular Biology, Ph.D.
- Chemical Engineering, B.S.
- Chemical Engineering, M.S.
- Chemical Engineering, Ph.D.
- Chemistry - General Chemistry, B.S.
- Chemistry - Premedical Chemistry, B.S.
- Chemistry - Research Chemistry, B.S.
- Chemistry, M.S.
- Chemistry, Ph.D.
- Genomics and Molecular Genetics, B.S.