The discipline of Bioengineering was initiated in 1987 and well known for the involvement in the birth of Onlly® oral liquid and large-scale wastewater treatment. The Department of Bioengineering was established at the dawn of this century and has been developed into a top institution in biotechnology nationwide. The 32 faculty members, including 18 full professors, are supervising Ph.D. and master students on Bioengineering and Biochemical Engineering disciplines. Meanwhile, they are the main contributors to constructing the first-class Bioengineering discipline and the State Key Laboratory of Microbial Metabolism. The 18 research labs focus on protein and peptide evolution, biomedicine and antibiotics, biofuel, functional sugar alcohols, probiotics, functional biomaterials, water quality control, environment bioremediation, molecular diagnosis, immunotherapy, synthetic biology, marine microbiology, biochemical engineering, and bioreactor engineering.