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2023 Annual Conference

2023 Annual Conference

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2023 Annual Conference

April 13 – 15, 2023
Iowa State University
Gateway Hotel & Conference Center


Call for Abstracts 

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Click here to submit your abstract. Abstract submissions due by December 30, 2022.

Bioethics Essay Competition: Submissions due January 13, 2023.


Hotel Reservations 

Gateway Hotel & Conference Center at Iowa State University
Click here to reserve your hotel room at the IBE group rate.



2023 Annual Meeting Topics

General Technical Sessions
The IBE general technical sessions are held concurrently during the meeting, making certain that similar topics are not at the same time. If you have questions about the applicability of your topic, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Bio-Business Nexus
  • Bioenvironmental Engineering
  • Biological Engineering Applications in Industry
  • Biological Engineering Education - Convergence and Circularity
  • Biological Sensing and Diagnostics 1 (food, agriculture, etc.)
  • Biological Sensing and Diagnostics 2 (humans, animals, etc.)
  • Biomedical Engineering Applications (Diseases, Theraputics, Prostheses)
  • Bioprocessing (Anaerobic Digestion, valorization, algae, etc.)
  • Bioprocessing (Biomaterials & Nanomaterials)
  • Bioprocessing (Fuels & Chemicals)
  • From Linear to Circular Bioeconomy Systems
  • Public Health and Biological Engineering
  • Synthetic Biology & Metabolic Engineering
  • Tools and Decision Support for Smart Agriculture
  • USDA/NSF Convergence and Circularity Workshop
Click here for descriptions for each of the above tracks
Click here to submit your abstract


General Poster Session and Student Poster Session and Competition
Poster session presentations covering any topic within biological engineering are invited. A special poster session for student research projects or engineering design projects will be included within the poster session. The top three Undergraduate Student Posters and top three Graduate Student Posters will receive cash awards and certificates of merit. 

All abstract submissions must be submitted online via the IBE online submission form.

About IBE

The 21st century presents global challenges in the environment, resources, energy, health, and sustainability. The Institute of Biological Engineering (IBE) supports the community of scientists and engineers that are addressing these problems through biological systems analysis and design. We do this through enhancing and promoting biological engineering in the broadest manner through research, education, and professional development.

IBE was established in 1995 to form a nexus of engineers and scientists in industry and academia to promote a new discipline of engineering focused on the remarkable features of living systems. IBE is bringing Engineering to Life through Biology-Inspired Engineering. 

Since the establishment of the Annual Meeting, IBE has received acclaim for its vast networking and educational opportunities available to members, while serving as a valuable resource for students.

About the IBE Meeting

Come for the Content. Stay for the Networking.
The IBE Annual Meeting is a gathering of the world’s leading researchers and educators in biological engineering, who share a passion for building a better future. 

The 2023 Annual Meeting will include technical sessions in key areas such as bioenvironmental engineering, biological sensing, bioprocessing, public health, and much more. We hope that you’ll join us and share your research highlights in biology-inspired engineering!

The intimate setting and diverse makeup of the conference are catalysts for multidisciplinary interactions with attendees who actively participate in shaping the biological engineering profession.

Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to attend. The Meeting is an excellent opportunity to develop professional skills and network with peers and professionals in the industry through activities such as poster sessions, bioethics essay competition and social activities.