Dr. Mark Riley serves as both the Associate Director of the Energy Center for Biofuels and Bioproducts and as the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering. He is the former department head of biological systems engineering. Dr. Riley provides leadership in the area of bioprocess engineering and biosensors. He also leads UNL’s efforts to connect with industry and government agencies in these areas. Dr. Riley has been inducted as a Fellow into the American Association for the Advancement of Science and will be inducted into the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineers. He is also regarded for his national leadership in advancing the field of biological engineering, which integrates life sciences and engineering to create new knowledge, products and processes.