D. Keith Roper

Biological Engineering

Professor


Keith Roper

Contact Information

Office Location: ENGR 402G
Phone: 435-797-2223
Email: keith.roper@usu.edu
Additional Information:

Educational Background

PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
BS, Chemical Engineering, Brigham Young University, 1989

Licensures & Certifications

Certified Adult Mental Health First Aid USA, National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 2022

Biography

Dr. Roper has 31 years’ experience isolating, propagating, characterizing and sensing viral and bacterial pathogens using novel nanomaterials. He simulates electrodynamics in bio-, nano- and meta-materials to advance nano/biomedicine, sustainable energy, and precision agriculture.

Teaching Interests

Biological engineering. Transport. Separations. Thermodynamics. MATLAB. ASPEN. Instrumental analysis.

Research Interests

Gene vector delivery. Infectious disease. Nano/biotechnology. Photonics. Bio/nanomaterials. Electrodynamics simulation.

Awards

Presidential Citation, 2018

Institute of Biological Engineering

Outstanding Service, 2021

Utah State University Department of Biological Engineering

Undergraduate student Julissa Renselaar, Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher, 2020, 2020

Utah State University Department of Biological Engineering

Excellence in Research Dissemination, 2018

University of Arkansas College of Engineering

Third Place, AIChE Mid-America Student Regional Conference Poster Session, 2018

AIChE

Certificate of Appreciation, 2015

National Science Foundation

Fellow, 2014

American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

Member, 2013

Arkansas Academy of Science


Publications | Books

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

Other Reports

  • Wilson, H.L, Roper, D.K, Wilding, W.V, Wilson, G.M, (1989). Boiling Point Measurements for Several Aqueous Solutions of Inorganic Salts. NIPER *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

Other

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Teaching

    , Spring 2022
    BENG 4890 - Biological Engineering Design III, Spring 2022
    BENG 7510, 6510 - Graduate Seminar, Fall 2021
    BENG 1000 - Introduction to Undergraduate Research and Engineering Design, Fall 2021
    ENGR 2930 - Special Problems, Fall 2021
    BENG 7510, 6510 - Graduate Seminar, Fall 2020
    BENG 1000 - Introduction to Undergraduate Research and Engineering Design, Fall 2020
    BENG 3000 - Instrumentation for Biological Systems, Spring 2020
    BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2020
    BENG 7510, 6510 - Graduate Seminar, Fall 2019
    BENG 1000 - Introduction to Undergraduate Research and Engineering Design, Fall 2019
    BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Fall 2019
    BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Summer 2019
    BENG 6990 - Continuing Graduate Advisement for MS Students, Spring 2019
    BENG 6930 - Special Problems, Spring 2019

    Graduate Students Mentored

    David Tafur, Biological Engineering, August 2021
    Julissa van Renselaar, Biological Engineering, July 2021
    Natalie Zambrano, Biological Engineering, January 2021
    Ryan Cowley, Biological Engineering, August 2020
    Jake Accordino, Biological Engineering, August 2020
    Ricardo Romo, January 2017 - May 2019
    Keith Berry, August 2014 - May 2019
    Vinith Bejugam, August 2012 - August 2018
    Roy French, August 2014 - May 2017
    Gregory Forcherio, June 2014 - May 2017
    Jeremy Dunklin, May 2012 - May 2017