Biological Engineering


Society for Biological Engineering (SBE)

SBE is a global technological community that promotes the integration of engineering with biology and realize its benefits through bioprocessing, biomedical, and biomolecular applications. SBE provides opportunities for interaction of engineers and scientists, develops products and services bring value to the broad biological engineering community, and infuses awareness of biological engineering among all functions and activities of AIChE.

Forest Bioproducts Division (FBP)

The Forest Bioproducts Division promotes knowledge sharing and networking on topics dealing with products obtained from forest resources and other lignocellulosic materials.

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Biomanufacturing for Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
This course presents the fundamentals of biomanufacturing. It focuses on the unit operations utilized to manufacture biological drug products.

Biotechnology for Chemical Engineers

eLearning (online) Course
Learn the fundamentals of biotechnology with this course designed for chemical engineers working in design, operations, or other support functions.

Bioseparation Basics

Back To Basics
Roger Harrison
Bioseparations are critical to the field of biochemical engineering. Each bioseparation process must be tailored to separate, purify, or recover the desired bioproduct. This article gives an introductory overview of filtration and chromatography — two key bioseparation unit operations.

CEP: News Update

News Update
AIChE’s Initial Placement Survey: Where is the Class of 2014?; Producing More Ethanol with Less-Sensitive Microbes; Stretchable Patch Provides First-Class Health Monitoring; New Drug Capsule Takes the Ouch Out of Injections; Hybrid Device Combines a Solar Cell and a Battery.

Genomatica: 15 Year Journey (and counting)

Metabolic Engineering Conference
Jun 15, 2014
As a founder and CEO, Christophe Schilling has led Genomatica from a developer of metabolic engineering tools to a position of leadership in biotech...

Introduction to Knovel

AIChE Webinar
Jun 12, 2014
For AIChE Members Only Knovel provides answers for chemical engineers and scientists across all disciplines and is used to find technical information...

Chemical Engineers as Biomedical Innovators

AIChE Webinar
Aug 7, 2013
The design of biomedical materials is rooted in principles of chemical engineering. This presentation describes the connections between chemical...

VLS: Great Inventions That Changed The World

Virtual Local Section Webinar
Mar 28, 2013
You will not only learn about inventions and inventors, but also the impact they have had on our lives and the society and environment in which we...

Upgrading of Biomass-Derived Liquid to Clean Fuels

AIChE Annual Meeting
Nov 2, 2012
The objective of this study is to develop and demonstrate a viable economical pathway to produce renewable transportation fuels from cellulosic biomass such as wood chips, forest wastes, and agriculture residues.

Biofuels: Metrics and Challenges

AIChE Webinar
Aug 22, 2012
Learn about the critical economic, environmental and social issues that will impact a biofuels project along with the technical programs that could...

On-Site Biological Graywater Treatment

Aug 1, 2012
An Appalachian State University research team, is innovating the field of biolgical water treatment by applying a proven technology to salon and spa...

Algae - The New Green Crude

South Texas Section Webinar
Mar 1, 2012
Algae provides one solution to help the US reduce its dependence on foreign oil and create new green jobs. Barry Cohen and Will Thurmond will discuss...

Cheers! The Chemistry of Wine

AIChE Webinar
Feb 1, 2012
This webinar provides all the necessary information to fully appreciate this best companion of good food. It presents the history of wine as well as...

Molecular Gastronomy: The Science of Flavor

AIChE Webinar
Oct 26, 2011
What gives food its flavor? What makes some foods taste really good while others can be mediocre or even disgusting? How far can science go in...

QbD In Dry Powder Inhaler Development

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 19, 2011
Summary Developing products comprising un-bound fine cohesive powders throws up significant challenges. Dry powder inhalers present a prime example...

Managing Uncertainty In Design Space

AIChE Annual Meeting
Oct 19, 2011
Design of experiments, followed by numeric and graphical optimization, is frequently used by engineers to optimize a process, and to define a design...
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