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UGA College of Engineering adds new doctoral programs

The University of Georgia College of Engineering is launching new doctoral programs in biochemical engineering and biomedical engineering to prepare graduates for opportunities in these rapidly growing and quickly evolving fields.

The Ph.D. in biochemical engineering program will train students to work in high-demand areas such as biopharmaceuticals, biotechnology, sustainable energy, renewable materials and other industries. In addition, the program will leverage UGA’s existing strengths in life sciences, physical sciences and public health.

Students earning a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering will be prepared for careers centered on biomaterials, tissue engineering, stem cells and regenerative medicine, cell and gene therapy, medical devices, bioinstrumentation, and systems physiology.

“Our new doctoral programs in biochemical engineering and biomedical engineering will provide students with a solid engineering foundation while also providing opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration with faculty from the life sciences, chemistry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine,” said James Warnock, chair of theSchool of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering.

Employment in chemical engineering jobs in the pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing sectors is expected to grow 5.6 percent between 2019 and 2029, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Likewise, the number of biomedical jobs is projected to increase by 5 percent over the next ten years.

格鲁吉亚已经成为美国领先的生物技术基地之一。乔治亚能源生物科学数据库显示,该州有400多家生物技术公司,雇员人数超过1.9万人,主要分布在亚特兰大、雅典和奥古斯塔。从2012年到2017年,乔治亚州在生物相关就业增长最快的州中排名第六,现在在生物相关就业总体排名前15位。

“These new doctoral programs underscore our commitment to teaching, research and service that sparks innovation and addresses urgent global challenges,” said Donald Leo, dean of the College of Engineering. “By offering new opportunities in these growing fields, we can help supply Georgia’s bio-tech industries with a highly-skilled, highly-educated workforce.”

The new doctoral programs build upon steady growth in the School of Chemical, Materials and Biomedical Engineering. Enrollment in the school’s Ph.D. programs increased by 87% between 2018 and 2021.

生物化学工程博士和生物医学工程博士是佐治亚大学工程学院自2012年成立以来设立的第一个新的博士专业。2022世界杯半决赛水位

Details on the new doctoral programs are availablehere.

By: Mike Wooten | Contact: James Warnock

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