Biology and the built environment

At BioBE We:

Develop hypothesis-driven, evidence-based approaches to better understand the microbiome of the built environment

Research with the goal of improving human health and environmental sustainability

Collaborate with industry partners and our allied organizations, The Energy Studies in Building Laboratory and The Insitute for the Health of the Built Enviornment

Recent News

New publication on human exposure to chemicals in dust!

New study on exposure to chemicals in dust published in The Journal of Hazardous Material!  The collaborative team was led by Rolf Halden and Jing Chen at Arizona State University, and included Erica Hartmann at Northwestern University and BioBE researchers Jeff Kline...

BioBE has an open Lab Manager position!

BioBE is looking for a Lab Manager and Technician; the full position description and application can be found here. Review of Applications Begins August 27th, 2018; position open until filled. Special Instructions to Applicants  Submit your application online and...

BioBE/ESBL will be part of an exhibition at the Rhode Island School of Design!

The Biology and the Built Environment was invited to participate in an art exhibition at the end of this summer at the Rhode Island School of Design; Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration.  The exhibition will open on August 24th, and will feature a...

Willem Griffiths: Material Testing and Microbes

Recent Biology graduate Willem Griffiths is dedicating his summer to river rafting and building material testing. For his senior thesis work last year, Willem began studying how the chemical structures of materials, such as concrete and plaster, affect...

Congratulations to Our Graduates!

As our graduates begin their careers in various fields, we want to congratulate them on their contributions to the science and design communities. They have been an essential part of BioBE and ESBL, helping to mold environmental design. We wish them all the best!...

Design the Unseen Course

For his first teaching assignment at the University of Oregon, Mark Fretz taught an advanced technology course to architectural students at the University of Oregon, Portland, called "Design the Unseen".  Mark is the Director of Knowledge Exchange at the Institute for...

Biology and the built environment center

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