Biochemical engineers are responsible for addressing a variety of problems depending on their role; some spend much of their time doing research and attempting to solve medical problems we face today, while others work in manufacturing to design biochemical products and some even work side by side with college professors.
Biochemical engineers may also work with experts of their field to find solutions to problems, including chemists, physicians, surgeons, and other specialists. Many of these problems involve providing patients with the safest and most effective solutions to their medical problems to ensure their quality of life. While many biochemical engineers work on health solutions, others are more environmentally-focused; some of these tasks may revolve around problems which occur when different materials and processes interact with the environment in a negative way. These engineers may help protect the environment by finding cleaner and safer alternatives to the many fuels we use today.
Those in this position generally work side by side with scientists to develop these eco-friendly alternatives to current practices, and they must be involved in both the production and modification of products to achieve optimal results.