Biological Engineering


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.

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 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.

2019 Emerging Meat Alternatives Conference (EMAC)

October 31 - November 2, 2019
Emerging Meat Alternatives Conference (EMAC), a new conference organized by AIChE, is one of few scientific conferences focused on technical aspects of creating plant-based and cultured meats. Emerging meat alternatives are a prime example where biochemical and high-tech 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...

2019 Bioenergy Sustainability Conference

October 21-23, 2019
This conference engages bioenergy sustainability researchers with the goal to promote collaboration and disseminate the latest innovative concepts, research methods, and results in the various domains of bioenergy sustainability. Submit your abstract here

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...

PD2M Advanced Process Control Workshop

September 30 - October 1, 2019
This workshop is to bring the community together to have a focused dialogue on challenges with advanced process control to share best practice and better understand the current successes, challenges, and how we can move the field forward.

Microphysiological Systems and Bioanalytics Conference

September 4-6, 2019
This conference will discuss new modalities in organ on chip, integration and scaling of multi organs on chip, microscale models of disease and microchip based diagnostics. Conference Flyer Abstract Deadline: August 2nd, 2019 Submit an Abstract

CEP: News Update

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

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.

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.

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, "...

Algae - The New Green Crude

Archived Webinar
Mar 1, 2012
Algae provides one solution to help the US reduce its dependence on foreign oil and create new green jobs. Barry Cohen and Will Thurmond will discuss both the technology and the commercial framework...

Microbial-Electrocatalytic Biofuel Production

Archived Webinar
Feb 23, 2012
Dr Singer and his lab are developing an integrated Microbial-ElectroCatalytic (MEC) system to produce advanced biofuels from H2/CO2. We have engineered Ralstonia eutropha, an aerobic...

Cheers! The Chemistry of Wine

Archived Webinar
Feb 1, 2012
This webinar provides all the necessary information to fully appreciate this best companion of good food. It presents the history of wine as well as the chemical aspects of fermentation and of aging.

Molecular Gastronomy: The Science of Flavor

Archived Webinar
Oct 26, 2011
What gives food its flavor? What makes some foods taste really good while others can be mediocre or even disgusting? How far can science go in answering these and other questions that are so...

From Biomass to Biofuels: Breaking the Cellulose Barrier

Archived Webinar
Oct 5, 2011
Cellulases are of considerable current interest for converting the cellulosic content of biomass to fermentable sugars for biofuels production. To facilitate the enzymatic conversion of biomass to...

Engineering and Health Care

Archived Webinar
May 16, 2011
Dr. Langer discusses the involvement of engineering in health care, from the discovery of the first angiogenesis inhibitors to the development of controlled drug delivery systems and the foundation...

Tapping into the Chemistry of Beer and Brewing

Archived Webinar
Apr 6, 2011
This webinar puts the complexity of malting and brewing into readily accessible terms. Anyone interested in understanding the journey from grain, hops and yeast through to the world’s favorite...

Biomaterials for Stem Cell Tissue Engineering

Archived Webinar
Apr 5, 2011
Stem cells have become a promising cell source in the tissue engineering field. Intense studies have been focused at the cell and molecular biology levels on understanding the relationship between...

New Technologies from Engineered Chimeric Proteins

Archived Webinar
Mar 21, 2011
We engineer designer fusion proteins that combine domains and functions from unrelated proteins and enzymes. In bioseparations, we have combined a previously developed pH-sensitive self-cleaving...

Cybernetic Approach to Metabolic Modeling

Archived Webinar
Mar 10, 2011
Cybernetic modeling has evolved for well over two decades. This seminar seeks to: (i) introduce its basic tenets, (ii) expound its relationship to other approaches to modeling metabolism, and (iii)...
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