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About Sutapa Barua

Dr. Sutapa Barua joined Missouri S&T as Assistant Professor in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering department in August 2014.

The overall goal of her research is to expand the knowledge of engineering to the field of biomedical research to help solve problems in improving public health. Her research focuses on three major areas:
  1. Engineering drug delivery systems using biomaterials, and understanding their transport behavior in target tissues
  2. Designing polymeric imaging agents to detect cancer at the early stage, as opposed to diagnose the disease at the late stage
  3. Fabricating microparticle cushions for wound healing

CREE Research Investigator


August 2014 - Present Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science and Technology Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Present Research Investigator, Missouri University of Science and Technology Center for Research in Energy and Environment (CREE)
2011 - 2014 Postdoctorate, University of California, Santa Barbara


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Honors and Awards

  • Daryl and Marguerite Errett Discovery Award in Biomedical Research, UCSB (2012)
  • Outstanding Research Assistant Award, Chemical Engineering, ASU (2009)
  • Participant, Lindau Meeting, Physiology/Medicine Nobel Laureates, Germany (2007)
  • INRA (Inland Northwest Research Alliance) fellowship, MSU (2005)
  • Dean List Awards, BUET (1998-2002)
  • Bangladesh Government’s Merit Scholarship for holding the 11th position in the merit list in the Higher Secondary School Certificate Examination (1996)


2011 Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University
2007 M.S. in Chemical Engineering, Montana State University-Bozeman
2003 B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Contact Information

Missouri University of Science and Technology
210-G Bertelsmeyer Hall
Rolla, MO 65409

Phone: 573-341-7551


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