The Research Group of Dr. Andro Mondala, Assistant Professor of Chemical & Paper Engineering

Welcome to the Microbial Biosystems Engineering Laboratory (MBEL) at Western Michigan University! We appreciate you taking the time to browse through our webpage for the latest information about our research efforts.
News and Events:

October 7, 2014 - Shaun Shields, undergraduate research student has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Undergraduate Research Excellence Award by the WMU Office of the Vice President for Research. This award supports undergraduate student research projects under the mentorship of faculty with current externally-funded projects. Congratulations!


April 23, 2014 - Dr. Mondala and James Atkinson will be attending and presenting a paper at the upcoming 2014 TAPPI International Bioenergy & Bioenergy Conference (IBBC) to be held in Tacoma, WA on September 17 - 19, 2014.



April 15, 2014 - The senior design team composed of Amanda Goudreau, Teryn Mergen, and Shaun Shields recently presented their project "Fungal Chitosan from Soybean Meal Fermentation as Biobased Paper Coating" at the 54th Conference on Senior Engineering Design organized by the WMU College of Engineering and Applied Sciences on April 15, 2014.




Open Positions:

The Mondala Research Group is currently in need of a Ph.D. or M.S. (Chemical Engineering) student for the Fall 2014 Semester. Interested applicants whether or not already admitted to the WMU Chemical Engineering graduate program should contact Dr. Andro Mondala via email and submit a CV and statement of research interests.