Keith Roper

Biological Engineering

Professor and Department Head


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

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 Enginering

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An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.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An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.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An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.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    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.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

    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

    Ricardo Romo, January 2017 - May 2019
    Keith Berry, August 2014 - May 2019
    Vinith Bejugam, August 2012 - August 2018