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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.

Electrofuels: Better Than Biofuels?

You know biofuels, but what about electrofuels? Electrofuels are a category of highly efficient biofuel production schemes whereby algae and other microorganisms utilize solar-...

A Grad Student’s Right Decision

Learn how one grad student in biological engineering has increased his professional reach and enriched his career as a volunteer.

Important Breakthrough in DNA Computing

DNA computing occurs at the intersection of molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry, and it promises an impressive leap in computing power if successful.

Talk About Rock Stars

George Whitesides We usually think of rock stars in the world of music. However, other fields have their own equivalent. And on Wednesday evening, April 7th, I had the wonderful...

May 2012 CEP Preview

This month's issue of CEP focuses on bio-based materials, looking at both the opportunities and challenges. You'll also find in this issue a guide to intellectual property for ChE...

Purdue University wins YCOSST P3 Award

Purdue's Biowall entry took home the prize, with an ingenious design that improves indoor air quality thanks, in part, to plants' ability to purify air.

2011 ICBE: Stephen Turner on SMRT Technology

Stephen Turner from Pacific Biosciences spoke as an invited speaker in the Biomolecular Probes as Diagnostic and Therapeutic Reagents Session. His company has developed single-...

DNA Goes Digital

If our next leap in data storage is to a DNA-based system, chemical engineers and bioengineers will find themselves at the heart of computer science and tasked with preserving the...

Best Innovations of 2010

Towards the end of the year, I typically read quite a few top 10, 20, or 50 lists of music, books, or movies. One list that I read, however, was more unique – Time Magazine’s “50...

LEGOs + DNA = FUN TIMES

Having just read an article in the New York Times on Dr. J. Craig Venter, I can’t stop thinking how cool synthetic biology is. Whether you are an engineer or a scientist, these...

Creating an Internet for Genomic Information

A group called the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (known as the Global Alliance ) wants to maximize the use of genetic data by creating a responsible way to share it with...

New Nanotechnology Helps Heal Heart Tissue

Researchers at Brown University have used carbon nanotubes to create a patch that can regenerate heart tissue in the lab, according to a report in Technology Review. The patch is...

Replacing Body Parts—NOVA Science Now

In this fantastic piece entitled Replacing Body Parts on PBS’s NOVA series, Neil deGrasse Tyson explores new research in the field of human organ transplantation. He notes that a...

New Kidney Transplant Method Uses Stem Cells

Applications for stem cells seem endless. These versatile cells can be used to study development and disease, and they also have the ability to replace damaged cells and treat...

Termites: Homeowner Scourge or Biofuel Savior?

An unwanted house pest and suburban scourge, suddenly the termite has been accidentally and disasterously rehabilitated by science. Hyperbole? Termite control professionals don't...

Printing A Human Kidney

Atala, whose team developed the first lab-grown organ, explains how his lab's 3-D printing technology is used to create human organs. In addition to the bladder that was...
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