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Bryan W. Berger

Associate Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Chemical Engineering
Office location and address
Chem. Eng. 214
385 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1999
Ph.D. University of Delaware, 2006
Post-Doc: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2006-2009
Biography

Bryan received his BS in chemical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the department of biochemistry & biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Currently Bryan is associate professor of chemical engineering with a joint appointment in biomedical engineering.

The Berger lab uses synthetic biology and protein engineering approaches to develop models of biochemical/biological processes, and uses these models to design new tools and technologies. This work is highly interdisciplinary, involving close collaborations with clinical, government and industrial research groups.

Work in the Berger group is funded by grants from the NIH, NSF and industrial partners. Bryan is the recipient of an NSF CAREER award, and serves on the editorial board of Biochemical Engineering Journal.

Collaborative Research: EAGER: Design of Inhibitors for ORF7a and ORF7b Oligomerization in COVID19
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
June 15, 2020 – May 31, 2022
CAREER: Scalable Synthesis of Designed Biosurfactants to Enhance Drug Bioavailability
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
January 01, 2018 – January 31, 2022
SNM-IS: Scalable Biomineralization of Functional Oxide Nanoparticles and Nanostructures for Environmental and Energy Applications
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
October 09, 2017 – August 31, 2021
Biomanufacturing and scale-up
Source: Lytos Technologies, LLC
June 15, 2019 – August 01, 2021
Enhanced Hemp Processing using Cryogenics
Source: Air Products & Chemicals Inc.
April 01, 2019 – January 31, 2020
Regulation of Platelet and Endothelial Cell Function
Source: University Of Pennsylvania
January 01, 2018 – April 30, 2019
PFI:AIR - TT: Green, Biocompatible Enzymatic Disinfectants for Broad-spectrum Inhibition and Removal of Microbial Contamination in Packaged Produce
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Engineering
October 01, 2017 – November 30, 2018
CHE 2246: Introduction to Biotechnology
Credits: 3
Introduction to the fundamentals of biochemistry and molecular and cell biology emphasizing their relevance to industrial applications of biotechnology. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: CHEM 1610.
CHE 4995: Chemical Engineering Research
Credits: 1–3
Library and laboratory study of an engineering or manufacturing problem conducted in close consultation with a departmental faculty member, often including the design, construction, and operation of laboratory scale equipment. Requires progress reports and a comprehensive written report. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
BME 4995: Biomedical Engineering Advanced Projects
Credits: 1–3
A year-long research project in biomedical engineering conducted in consultation with a department faculty advisor; usually related to ongoing faculty research. Includes the design, execution, and analysis of experimental laboratory work and computational or theoretical computer analysis of a problem. Requires a comprehensive report of the results. Prerequisite: third- or fourth-year standing, and instructor permission.
CHE 6618: Chemical Reaction Engineering
Credits: 3
Fundamentals of chemical reaction kinetics and mechanisms; experimental methods of determining reaction rates; introduction to heterogeneous catalysis; application of chemical kinetics, along with mass-transfer theory, fluid mechanics, and thermodynamics, to the design and operation of chemical reactors. Prerequisite: CHE 6625 and 6665.
CHE 8998: Master's Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to master's thesis research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary.
BME 8999: Master's Research
Credits: 1–12
Master's Research
CHE 9999: Dissertation Research
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. Registration may be repeated as necessary.
BME 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.

National Science Foundation CAREER Award 2015