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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.

2019 Food Innovation and Engineering (FOODIE) Conference

December 8-10, 2019
The Food Innovation & Engineering Conference (FOODIE), hosted by AIChE’s Food, Pharmaceutical & Bioengineering Division (Division 15), will offer a chance for people from multiple disciplines (including food engineers, neurobiologists, physiologists, members of supply chain, and more, as well as chefs, restauranteurs, and foodies alike) to network and share ideas to improve the food world.

Cell Free Systems Conference

December 4-6, 2019
The Cell Free Systems Conference will focus on understanding, harnessing and expanding the capabilities of biological systems without living intact cells. Abstract Deadline: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Submit an Abstract Registration Info Conference Flyer

2019 AIChE Annual Meeting

November 10-15, 2019
The AIChE Annual Meeting is the premier educational forum for chemical engineers interested in innovation and professional growth. Academic and industry experts will cover wide range of topics relevant to cutting-edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

AfroBiotech Conference 2019

October 27-29, 2019
The AfroBiotech Conference, hosted by the Society for Biological Engineering, will highlight the achievements of African Americans in biotechnology, inspire a new generation of diverse biotechnology professionals and identify, communicate, and explore current advancements in various aspects of Biotechnology.

David Segal on Epigenetic Editing

July 11, 2019

Hear David's predictions for the future of gene editing, and learn about his work to develop epigenetic editing as a therapy for neurological disorders.

July 2019 CEP Preview

July 9, 2019

A look at commissioning smart technology equipment, an intro to vapor intrusion, cutting costs and emissions with combustion control, and more.

New Products: July 2019

July
2019
New Products
Heat Transfer Stirring Hot Plates Handle Corrosive Materials These corrosion-resistant, multiposition, stirring analog hot plates are suitable for acid digestions and can be used with most corrosive solutions. The 12-in. (305-mm) square ceramic...

CEP: News Update

July
2019
News Update
AI Gives the Fragrance Industry a New Nose In recent years, artificial intelligence (AI) has found its way into the fragrance industry. The union sometimes seems at odds with the world of scent, which is often tied to human emotion. Yet, as the...

Technical Entity Trends: Artificial Intelligence Marks A New Drug Lifecycle

June
2019
Technical Entity Trends
Expedito Segovia
A wave of change is spreading across many industries due to technological advances enabled by artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. The pharmaceutical industry is no exception and is harnessing AI tools for new drug discovery and development...

CEP: News Update

June
2019
News Update
Could Cannabis Help Treat Brain Disease? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound derived from cannabis, lacking the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) that gives marijuana users a carefree high. CBD has become wildly popular for recreational...

Time-Scale Analysis: A Process Intensification Tool

Live Webinar
Live Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 2:00pm-3:00pm EDT
When developing chemical process modules or analyzing a plant flow-sheet diagram one needs a tool to recognize the elements of the process where process intensification is needed and in what...

Jack Szostak on Synthetic Biology [Interview]

February 27, 2019

Jack Szostak shares his hopes for what synthetic biology can accomplish and what attendees can expect from the rich conversation about synthetic biology at the SEED conference.

CEP: News Update

May
2019
News Update
A Transparent Polymer Skull Lets Scientists Peek into Mice Brains Researchers at the Univ. of Minnesota (UM) have developed a transparent, 3D-printed polymer skull that can be implanted in mice to study a wide swath of the cerebral cortex — the...

Biotechnology for Aquaculture

Archived Webinar
Apr 17, 2019
Are you interested in learning about the emerging industry of aquaculture? Join this 60-minute KnipBio webinar, to learn examples of engineering solutions based on biotechnology.

April 2019 CEP Preview

April 12, 2019

In this month's issue, a look at managing severe weather and flood risks (open access article), tips for optimizing industrial fermenters, bioprocessing safety, and much more.

Modeling and Simulation in Food Engineering

Archived Webinar
Apr 3, 2019
Are you interested in understanding how to overcome challenges and difficulties in the food industry by utilizing multiphysics modeling? In just about every industry, modeling and simulation are...

Meet Process Engineer Jacob Albrecht

November 21, 2018

Jacob Albrecht discusses the challenging but enjoyable road to manufacturing new medicines, and the creative aspects of process engineering.

Meet Process Engineer Yangmu Liu

June 28, 2018

Process engineers are bringing improved manufacturing to the pharmaceuticals industry. Read one process engineer's take on her work in the industry.

Technical Entity Trends: Improving Bioproduct Synthesis with Cell-Free Systems

April
2019
Technical Entity Trends
Izabela Balicka
Biologists and bioengineers alike must understand the most basic unit of life — the cell. However, the complexity of various intracellular processes presents a challenge for researchers who try to discern biological processes and the engineers who want to make specific modifications to cells. Cell-free systems reduce these complex interactions by allowing researchers to study the reactions in the cell outside of the cell boundary.

The Good Food Institute: Doing a World of Good

In this episode of the Foundation’s Doing a World of Good podcast, you'll meet Allison Berke, Liz Specht, and Elliot Swartz of the Good Food Institute, and learn more about the development of plant-based and cell-based meat products.

Ice Cream Engineering

Archived Webinar
Aug 10, 2016
Ice cream is a multi-phase system. That means the engineering principles applied to making ice cream also apply to other industries, including pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and consumer products. This...

Introduction to Surfactants

Archived Webinar
Dec 9, 2015
This session is a basic introduction to the types of surfactants found in industry, their properties, and how those properties translate into improved performance in specific applications...

Chemical Engineers as Biomedical Innovators

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

VLS: Great Inventions That Changed The World

Archived 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 live today. Inventions solve problems, but they can...

Biofuels: Metrics and Challenges

Archived 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 enhance a particular project.

On-Site Biological Graywater Treatment

Archived Webinar
Aug 1, 2012
An Appalachian State University research team, is innovating the field of biological water treatment by applying a proven technology to salon and spa wastewater to create functional, multipurpose, "...
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