Finding a sustainable alternative for today’s petrochemical industry is a major challenge facing chemical engineers and society at large. To be sustainable, routes for converting carbon dioxide and light into organic compounds for use as both fuels and chemical building blocks must be identified, understood, and engineered. Advances in metabolic engineering, synthetic biology, and other … Read the rest »
Posts Tagged ‘bioengineering’
Seminar: “Metabolic Engineering Strategies for Producing Oleochemicals in Bacteria” by Brian F Pfleger
Contreras Wins 2017 Biotechnology and Bioengineering Daniel I.C. Wang Award
Assistant Professor Lydia Contreras has won the 2017 Biotechnology and Bioengineering Daniel I.C. Wang Award for her research in biotechnology, modeling and simulation. The award is presented by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering and recognizes a young member of the biotechnology/bioengineering academic community for commitment to the journal and … Read the rest »
Using Yeast To Make Fuels And Chemicals
A new study led by Hal Alper, assistant professor and Fellow of the Paul D. & Betty Robertson Meek Centennial Professorship, along with a team of graduate and undergraduate students was recently published on advances in efficient conversion of renewable plant material into fuels and chemicals.
The study, “Rewiring yeast sugar transporter preference … Read the rest »
Schmidt Elected Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering
The International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (IUSBSE) has elected Professor Christine Schmidt a 2012 Fellow of Biomaterials Science and Engineering (FBSE). Professor Schmidt has been recognized with the honor for her contributions to cellular and tissue engineering, including the design of biomaterials to stimulate nerve regeneration.
Fellows are recognized as accomplished … Read the rest »