Proceedings of the 30th Annual Biochemical Engineering Symposium

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Kompala, Dhinakar
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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 30th Annual Biochemical Engineering Symposium was held on 15-16 September 2000 at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, under the sponsorship of the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Colorado, Boulder and the Colorado Institute for Research in Biotechnology. The symposium is devoted to presentations by students about their ongoing research. The program consisted of 10 oral presentations and 12 poster presentations. Because final publication of these works usually takes place elsewhere, the papers included in these proceedings are brief, and often cover works in progress.


Sequence and Phylogenetic Analysis of Phospholipase - D Maria Meisch, Alain Laederach, and Peter J. Reilly; Iowa State University

Designing a Molecular Model for the Cytochrome f-plastocyanin Molecular Interface: Cation-π Interactions Play an Important Role in the Molecular Recognition Event - Alain T. Laederach, Ekaterina V. Pletneva, and Nenad M. Kostic, Iowa State University

Overexpression of Secreted Reporter Protein by Mouse Mammary Tumor Virus Promoter: Effect of Glucocorticoid Receptor - Mangalampalli V. R. Murthy, Allison O'Brien, Rohaizah I. James, and Dhinakar S. Kompala; University of Colorad

Effect of Surface Properties of Proteins on the Growth Rate of Subtilisin Crystals - Xiaojing Pan and Charles E. Glatz; Iowa State University

Experimental Study of Phytodegradation Kinetics of Methyl Benzotriazole - Sigifredo Castro, Lawrence C. Davis, and Larry E. Erickson; Kansas State University

Process Simplification by Applying Expanded Bed Adsorption: A Case Study of Capturing ,8-Glucuronidase (rGUS) from Unclarified Transgenic Canola Extract - Y. Bai, A. D. Lit en, and C. E. Glatz

Integration of Membrane Protein Analysis into Model Development for the Biodegradation of Phenol and Toluene by Pseudomonas putida Fl - Valerie A. Pferdeort and Kenneth F. Reardon; Colorado State University

Modeling Blood Using Shear-thinning Fluids for Optimization of Blood Oxygenators - Carin M. Kahr and Ranil Wickramasinghe; Colorado State University

Comparative Ethanol Fermentation Performance of Xylose-Utilizing Zymomonas mobilis Strains in Mixed Glucose-Xylose Media - Qiang Gao and Dhinakar Kampala; University of Colorado; Min Zhang and James D. McMillan; National Renewal Energy Laboratory

Diffusion of MTBE through Alfalfa - Courtney R. Pitzer, Sigifredo Castro-Diaz, and L. C. Davis; Kansas State University

Vegetated Treatment of Vehicle Wash Sediments: A Field Demonstration - R. Karthikeyan, P. Kulakow, L. E. Erickson, and B. Leven; Kansas State University

Cellulase Recovery via Membrane Filtration and Sedimentation - Wendy D. Mores, Laura M. Fisher, and Robert H. Davis; University of Colorado

Polyelectrolyte Precipitation of Wild-type and Charge-modified β-Glucurondiase from Canola, Com and Soy Extracts - Todd J. Menkhaus, Sara U. Eriksson, Paul B. Whitson, and Charles E. Glatz; Iowa 86 State University

Oxidation-Enhanced Biodegradation of PAH- and PeP-Contaminated Soils - Shelley A. Allen and Kenneth F. Reardon; Colorado State University