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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.

Quality by Design in Pharmaceutical Development

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 7:00pm
More than 70% of the prescriptions in the US are now filled with generic products, and therefore, the industry has the responsibility to continue to...

Design and Construction of a Protein Degradation Switch

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - 7:00pm
Targeted protein degradation in eukaryotic cells requires recruitment of the target protein to proteasome which is usually triggered by...

Biological Synthesis of Fuels and Chemicals

Archived Webinar
Jul 22, 2010
Global energy and climate problems have stimulated increased efforts in synthesizing fuels and chemicals from renewable resources. Compared to the...

Modular Biocatalysis

Archived Webinar
Jun 29, 2010
Modularity is a highly sought after feature in engineering design. A modular catalyst is a multi-component system whose parts can be predictably...

Systems Metabolic Engineering

Archived Webinar
Apr 22, 2010
As our concerns on global warming and other environmental problems are increasing, there has been much interest in developing sustainable system for...

Growth Kinetic Study of Chlorella Vulgaris

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 7:00pm
Algae are simple autotrophic organisms that produce complex organic compounds from simple inorganic molecules such as carbon dioxide using energy...

Application of Modeling to Scale-up Liquid Mixing Processes

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 7:00pm
Scale-up of liquid mixing is usually done empirically without considering the several factors like dissolution theory, equipment differences between...

Stability and Reactivity of Enzymatic Papers

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 9, 2009 - 7:00pm
Bioactive papers and paper diagnostics are getting a reality for their low cost, selectivity and application flexibility. Critical is the thermal...

Designing Sustainable Options for Bioenergy Crops

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 9, 2009 - 7:00pm
Currently, the complexity and scale dependency of land-use decisions and their impacts are not understood, defined, or described with adequate...

Optofluidic SERS Devices for Biomolecular Detection

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Monday, November 9, 2009 - 7:00pm
Recently, Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has attracted great attention because of its high sensitivity, label-free detection, and low...

Advanced Biofuels - The Path Forward

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 7:00pm
Oil prices go up and they come down and our ability to forecast them with any real confidence has not been particularly good. A year ago when oil...

Application of QbD Principles to Analytical Methods

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 7:00pm
The same QbD Principles applied to the design of manufacturing processes are applicable to the design of analytical methodology. QbD elements such as...

Update on QbD Implementation: An FDA Perspective

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 7:00pm
Quality by Design (QbD) is a science and risk based approach for pharmaceutical process development and manufacturing that begins with first defining...

Drug Product Quality by Design: An Industrial Perspective

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 7:00pm
The regulatory quality guidances (Q8 – Q10) have set the expectation to develop pharmaceutical products based on a comprehensive quality by design...

Industrial Systems Biology

Archived Webinar
Aug 25, 2009
Cell factories are used extensively to produce many specific molecules used as pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals, fuels, materials and food ingredients...

Biomass Thermal Conversion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 10:00am
Papers are on topics related sustatinable supply of a wide variety of biomass feedstocks to meet the needs of evolving liquid fuel demand (...

Advances in Biofuel Technologies

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 4:30am
Papers on biodiesel production advances. Please Note : Advances in Biofuel Technologies -- Spring Meeting 2009 includes the following recorded...

Advances in Bioprocessing

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 4:30am
Please Note : Advances in Bioprocessing -- Spring Meeting 2009 includes the following recorded presentations: · Biofuel and Biochemical Productions...

Government Role in Alternative Energy: Strategy and Perspective

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
Monday, April 27, 2009 - 4:00am
Speakers from the federal and local government present their perspectives on goals, strategies and funding opportunities as it relates to alternative...

Success and Prospects in Bioengineering

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
Sunday, November 16, 2008 - 7:00pm
Chemical engineers have always played an important role in the development of biotechnology. From the first efforts to effectively produce penicillin...

CEP: News Update

December
2014
News Update
Fossil Fuels Inspire Clean-Hydrogen Catalyst; Organic Solar Cells Heat Up; Biomass Waste Gets Upgraded; New Technique Puts Catalysts on the Right Track; and more.

Bioseparation Basics

October
2014
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

November
2014
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.

CEP: News Update

October
2014
News Update
Tiny Assembly Line Builds Organic Molecules One Side Group at a Time; Engineered Microbes Synthesize Bio-Propane; Buckyballs Boost Organic Solar Cell Efficiency; Masquerade Ball: Squid Skin Inspires a New Material; A Microbial Approach to Pain Management; Phase Change: Liquid Battery for Grid-Scale Storage; and more.

CEP: News Update

September
2014
News Update
The Science Behind the Breakthrough Ebola Treatment; Polymers Crystallize into Zeolite-Like Structures; Magnetic Attraction: New Material Guides Fluid Flow; MoS2 Pushes Graphene Aside for Fast DNA Sequencing; and more.

CEP: News Update

July
2014
News Update
Nanoparticles Detect Sulfur Content in Crude Oil; Putting Waste Heat to Work; New Process Prints Personalized Drugs; EPA to Cut CO2 from Power Plants; Microbes Convert Biodiesel Waste into Valuable Chemicals

CEP: News Update

October
2013
News Update
Crunching the Numbers on Grid-Scale Storage; Microbes Convert Waste into Electricity; Solar Cells Make the Right Connection; Engineered Tissue Mingles with Blood Vessels; and more.

CEP: Catalyzing Commercialization - Living Plants: One-Stop Shop for Protein Manufacturing

July
2014
Catalyzing Commercialization
Chemical manufacturing facilities housing green plants perform all of the processes formerly handled by stainless steel equipment. Production is energy efficient, fueled by photosynthesis, as living plants secrete raw materials (e.g., high-purity spider silk proteins) for downstream production and processing. Thanks to Wisconsin-based ag-biotech startup PhylloTech, this surreal vision may not be so far-fetched.

Biorefinery Process Economics

October
2005
SBE Special Section
Gregory M. Bohlmann
With oil and natural gas prices surging, bio-based feedstocks are becoming increasingly competitive. This article examines, in depth, the technical and economic aspects of the biorefinery concept.
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