Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Biochemical Engineering Symposium

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Bajpai, Rakesh
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Chemical and Biological Engineering

The function of the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering has been to prepare students for the study and application of chemistry in industry. This focus has included preparation for employment in various industries as well as the development, design, and operation of equipment and processes within industry.Through the CBE Department, Iowa State University is nationally recognized for its initiatives in bioinformatics, biomaterials, bioproducts, metabolic/tissue engineering, multiphase computational fluid dynamics, advanced polymeric materials and nanostructured materials.

The Department of Chemical Engineering was founded in 1913 under the Department of Physics and Illuminating Engineering. From 1915 to 1931 it was jointly administered by the Divisions of Industrial Science and Engineering, and from 1931 onward it has been under the Division/College of Engineering. In 1928 it merged with Mining Engineering, and from 1973–1979 it merged with Nuclear Engineering. It became Chemical and Biological Engineering in 2005.

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1913 - present

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  • Department of Chemical Engineering (1913–1928)
  • Department of Chemical and Mining Engineering (1928–1957)
  • Department of Chemical Engineering (1957–1973, 1979–2005)
    • Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering (2005–present)

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The Annual Biochemical Engineering Symposium Series started in 1970 when Professors Larry E. Erickson (Kansas State University) and Peter J. Reilly (then with University of Nebraska-Lincoln) got together in Manhattan, KS along with their students for a half-day powwow and technical presentation by their students. Ever since then, it has been a forum for Biochemical Engineering students in the heartland of USA to present their research to their colleagues in the form of talks and posters. The institutions actively involved with this annual symposium include Colorado State University, Kansas State University, Iowa State University, University of Colorado, University of Kansas, University of Missouri-Columbia, and University of Oklahoma. The University of lowa and University of Nebraska-Lincoln have also participated in the conference in recent years. The host institutions for the different symposia have been: Kansas State University (1, 3, 5, 9, 12, 16, 20), Iowa State University (6, 7, 10, 13, 17, 22), University of Missouri-Columbia (8, 14, 19, 25), Colorado State University (II, 15, 21), University of Colorado (18, 24), University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2, 4), University of Oklahoma (23). The next symposium will be held at Kansas State University. Proceedings of the Symposium are edited by faculty of the host institution and include manuscripts written and submitted by the presenters (students). These often include works-in-progress and final publication usually takes place in refereed journals.

Patrick C. Gilcrease and Vincent G. Murphy, Colorado State University.
Use of 2,4,6-Trinitrotoluene (TNT) As A Nitrogen Source By A Pseudomonas florescens Species Under Aerobic Conditions.

Marulidharan Narayanan, Lawrence C. Davis, and Larry E. Erickson, Kansas State University.
Biodegradation Studies of Chlorinated Organic Pollutants in a Chamber in the Presence of Alfalfa Plants.

S.K. Santharam, L.E. Erickson, and L.T. Fan, Kansas State University.
Surfactant-Enhanced Remediation of a Non-Aqueous Phase Contaminant in Soil.

Barry Vant-Hull, Larry Gold, and Robert H. Davis, University of Colorado.
The Binding of T7 RNA Polymerase to Double-Stranded RNA.

Jeffrey A. Kern and Robert H. Davis, University of Colorado.
Improvement of RNA Transcription Yield Using a Fed-Batch Enzyme Reactor.

G. Szakacs, M. Pecs, J. Sipocz, I. Kaszas, S.R. Deecker, J.C. Linden, R.P. Tengerdy, Colorado State University.
Bioprocessing of Sweet Sorghum With In Situ Produced Enzymes.

Brad Forlow and Matthias Nollert, University of Oklahoma.
The Effect of Shear Stress ad P-selectin Site Density on the Rolling Velocity of White Blood Cells.

Martin C. Heller and Theodore W. Randolph, University of Colorado.
The Effects of Plyethylene Glycol and Dextran on the Lyophilization of Human Hemoglobin.

LaToya S. Jones and Theodore W. Randolph, University of Colorado.
Purification of Recombinant Hepatitis B Vaccine: Effect of Virus/Surfactant Interactions.

Ching-Yuan Lee, Michael G. Sportiello, Stephen Cape, Sean Ferree, Paul Todd, Craig E. Kundrot, and Cindy Barnes, University of Colorado.
Application of Osmotic Dewatering to the Crystallization of Oligonucleotides for Crystallography.

Xueou Deng, L.E. Erickson, and D.Y.C. Fung, Kansas State University.
Production of Protein-Rich Beverages from Cheese Whey and Soybean by rapid Hydration Hydrothermal Cooking.

Pedro M. Coutinho, Michael K. Dowd, and Peter J. Reilly, Iowa State University.
Automated Docking of Glucoamylase Substrates and Inhibitors.

J. Johansson and R.K. Bajpai, University of Missouri.
Adsorption of Albumin on Polymeric Microporous Membranes.