Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Brad Reisfeld, Professor

Brad Reisfeld

Professor, Chemical & Biological Engineering

Dr. Reisfeld joined the faculty of the Departments of Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE) and Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences at CSU in the fall of 2001. Aside from CBE, he currently has joint appointments in the School of Biomedical Engineering at CSU and the Colorado School of Public Health.

Dr. Reisfeld received his B.S. degree from the University of California – Davis and his PhD at Northwestern University, both in Chemical Engineering. 

Prior to coming to Colorado State University, Dr. Reisfeld was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he worked on projects related to controlled drug release for the treatment of brain tumors. He then took a position as Senior Staff Engineer at United Technologies Corporation (UTC). At UTC, he conducted applied research and co-lead the development of several new products.

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Research Interests

Dr. Reisfeld’s research interests lie in areas of biological, biomedical, and environmental science that are relevant to human health. His focus, at present, is in examining the fate and effects of xenobiotics (foreign compounds, such as drugs and toxicants) in the body, including issues such as biodistribution, clearance, metabolism, pharmacological effect, and toxicity. His work also includes projects in ‘one health’, with a focus on issues that interlink human, animal, and environmental health.


  • Ph.D. Northwestern University – Chemical Engineering
  • M.S. Pennsylvania State University – Chemical Engineering
  • B.S. University of California-Davis – Chemical Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology
  • Fellow, Academy of Toxicological Sciences

Other appointments

  • Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Professor: Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand
  • Visiting Senior Scientist: WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France
  • Guest Scientist: European Food Safety Authority, Parma, Italy