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About the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering

At the Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, focus is on living systems, the biology of organisms, efficient production, and transformation of chemicals, materials and energy. We translate knowledge within biotechnology, food technology, environmental technology, chemical engineering, industrial biotechnology, medical biotechnology and electrochemical engineering, and more into new technologies and value-creating solutions that can also be used in the business community.

Many of our research and development activities are based on companies' specific innovation needs or specialist application areas. Close collaboration with the public sector and private businesses ensures that the knowledge and technology generated in the department's research environments has a clear anchoring in reality and benefits the surrounding society. We also provide research-based public sector consultancy and advice on technology in agriculture and food.

At the department, we educate BEng, BSc and MSc graduates in engineering for Danish society.

The department was established on 1 January 2021 at the Faculty of Technical Sciences at Aarhus University at the same time as three other engineering departments: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Department of Mechanical and Production Engineering.