April 7 – 9, 2022   |   Athens, GA

University of Georgia, Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel

About IBE

The 21st century presents global challenges in the environment, resources, energy, health, and sustainability. The Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) supports the community of scientists and engineers that are addressing these problems through biological systems analysis and design. We do this through enhancing and promoting biological engineering in the broadest manner through research, education, and professional development.

IBE was established in 1995 to form a nexus of engineers and scientists in industry and academia to promote a new discipline of engineering focused on the remarkable features of living systems. IBE is bringing Engineering to Life through Biology-Inspired Engineering. 

Since the establishment of the Annual Meeting, IBE has received acclaim for its vast networking and educational opportunities available to members, while serving as a valuable resource for students.  We also recently sponsored a National Academy of Engineering forum on Complex Unifiable Systems related to Complex Food and Agricultural Systems. 

About the IBE Meeting

Come for the Content. Stay for the Networking.
The IBE Annual Meeting is a gathering of the world’s leading researchers and educators in biological engineering, who share a passion for building a better future. 

The 2022 Annual Meeting will include technical sessions in key areas such as biomaterials, bioenergy, biosensors, synthetic biology, nanotechnology, circular systems, and much more. We hope that you’ll join us and share your research highlights in biology-inspired engineering!

The intimate setting and diverse makeup of the conference are catalysts for multidisciplinary interactions with attendees who actively participate in shaping the biological engineering profession.

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to  attend. The Meeting is an excellent opportunity to develop professional skills and network with peers and professionals in the industry through activities such as poster sessions, bioethics essay competition and social activities.

As the 2022 Program Chairs, we look forward to seeing you at this year’s Annual Meeting. 

Dr. Jixun Zhan            
Utah State University        
[email protected]        

Dr. Sudhagar Mani
University of Georgia
[email protected]

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Linda Griffith 
School of Engineering Teaching Innovation Professor of Biological and Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Bruno Basso
MSU Foundation Professor
Department of of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Department of Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences
Michigan State University
Dr. Hang Lu
Love Family Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Georgia Tech


2022 Annual Meeting Topics

General Technical Sessions
The IBE general technical sessions are held concurrently during the meeting, making certain that similar topics are not at the same time. If you have questions about the applicability of your topic, please contact one of the program co-chairs. 

  • Bio-Business Nexus
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering
  • Bioethics Essay Competition
  • Biological Engineering Education
  • Biological Sensing and Diagnostics
  • Biomaterials and Nanomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering (or Biology-Inspired Technologies for Medical Applications)
  • Circular Food & Agriculture Systems 
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Public Health and Biological Engineering (including COVID-related research)
  • Sustainable, Bio-derived Fuels, Chemicals and Materials
  • Synthetic Biology (including iGEM projects)
  • Tissue and Cellular Engineering
  • Tools and Decision Support for Smart Agriculture