Harvey W. Blanch interviewed at the SBE-sponsored James E. Bailey Award Lecture

Biochemical engineering has evolved from unit operations related to antibiotic fermentations, through production of single cell proteins, amino and organic acids, gasohol, and applications of immobilized enzymes.

Harvey W. Blanch, the Merck Professor of Biochemical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, is the recipient

of the 2010 James E. Bailey Award.

In his lecture, Professor Blanch looks at the rapid growth of research and development at the interface of biology and engineering and projects biological engineering's potential future impact.

Just after his lecture, Professor Blanch had an opportunity to sit down with Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) editor, Gordon Ellis for a chat (although in a noisy room!). You can see this interview in the panel on the right.

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