SBE Supplement: A Decade of Progress (Full 28-Page Supplement)

  • Celebrating a Decade of Progress in Biological Engineering
  • Genomics and Systems Biotechnology in Biopharmaceutical Processing
  • Block-Copolymer Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications
  • Stem Cell Therapy for Regenerative Medicine
  • Biological Engineering and the Emerging Cellulose Ethanol Industry
  • Algae as a Bio-Feedstock


Author Bios: 

Abigail Engelberth

Abigail S. Engelberth is an Assistant Professor in Agricultural & Biological Engineering and Environmental & Ecological Engineering at Purdue University (Email:  Since joining Purdue in 2011 she has worked to recover valuable co-products from agricultural sources.  Her research focuses on bioseparations principles to identify recovery methods and to optimize for implementation at the biorefinery.  As a member of the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering she aims to find sustainable resources for...Read more

Michael Ladisch

Michael R. Ladisch is Director of the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering (LORRE), and Distinguished Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering with a joint appointment in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.

His BS (1973) from Drexel University and MS (1974) and PhD (1977) from Purdue University are in Chemical Engineering. He is continuing his activities with Mascoma Corporation, where he has been a contributor since 2007.

Ladisch’s research addresses transformation of renewable resources into biofuels and bioproducts. He is an author of...Read more

Kimberly Ogden

Kimberly Ogden is the Director of the Institute for Advanced Energy Solutions and a Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering. She received her BS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado and her PhD from the University of Colorado. She is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and is currently the co-chair of the International Society for Water Solutions. Kim’s research focus includes bioreactor design...Read more

Gregory Stephanopoulos

Gregory N. Stephanopoulos is the 2016 AIChE President and the W. H. Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT. After obtaining his chemical engineering doctorate at Univ. of Minnesota, he taught at Caltech before joining MIT in 1985. His research focuses on metabolic engineering — the engineering of microbes to convert them to chemical factories for the production of fuels and chemicals. He has co-authored or edited five books, including co-authoring the first textbook on Metabolic Engineering, 450 papers, 50 patents, and supervised more than 150 graduate students and post-docs. He is...Read more

June Wispelwey

June Wispelwey, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is a chemical engineer and business leader with vast work experience in the chemical and bio-pharmaceutical fields. Prior to becoming AIChE executive director, June served as executive director of the Society for Biological Engineering (SBE), a technical community within AIChE, overseeing its successful launch and growth. Under her leadership, SBE developed a successful consortium to advance genomic research on the Chinese hamster ovary cell lines which are important to...Read more

Eduardo Ximenes

Dr. Ximenes is Senior Bioprocess Research Scientist with a special graduate faculty appointment at Purdue University in the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering and the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering.Read more

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