Biology for Engineers: Informing Engineering Decisions


Biology from an engineering perspective. Emphasis on biological processes that inform engineering decisions. Topics include: environmental chemicals, biological command and control, nanostructures, e-waste, biology and engineered materials, organotoxins, metaltoxins, nanotoxins, biofouling, biomemetics, biological glues, biocorrosion, biodegradation, bioremediation, biological resistance, and biological virulence. Environmental and human health policy. Taught in Beaufort at Duke Marine Lab. Prerequisite: introductory chemistry.
Curriculum Codes
  • STS
  • NS
Cross-Listed As
  • ENVIRON 271A
  • MARSCI 275A
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring