Process Engineering of Renewable Resources

The goal of this course is to introduce students to biotechnology and tools that enable engineers and process scientists to connect innovations in industrial microorganisms and bioprocess unit operations to the engineering fundamentals, fundamentals of systems biology, and biological tools for design, modeling and evaluation of manufacturing facilities for the production of biofuels, bioproducts and biotherapeutics using a case study approach combined with computer modeling. Specific objectives of the course are to:

1. Apply biological sciences and engineering principles to mathematical modeling of microbial bioreactors, protein biocatalysts, and mammalian cells for manufacture of biofuels, protein pharmaceuticals, antibiotics, and industrial biochemicals;

2. Introduce students to the use of microbial adaptation, engineering and systems biology for directing the metabolic pathways in native or genetically-engineered organisms to generate commercially-relevant products; and

3. Survey new developments in bioenergy, metabolic engineering, bio-nanotechnology, and bioprocess engineering.

Textboook for ABE 580 Picture 

Textbook for ABE 580

Modern Biotechnology: Connecting Innovations in
Microbiology and Biochemistry to Engineering Fundamentals

Solutions Manual Available Upon Request

Hardback (ISBN 978-0-470-11485-8)

Available at:, Barnes & Noble

John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Hoboken, New Jersey