Biochemical Engineer Consultant and Expert in Fermentation

Technical Consultant #1442


Expertise

  • Design of fermenters, fermentation optimization and solid state fermentation.
  • Pilot plant fermenters.
  • Bubble column fermenters.
  • Spray drying of bioproducts; ultra filtration of bioproducts.
  • Fermentation contamination abatement.
  • Solvent extraction of fermentation products and biproducts.
  • Experience with: Enzyme production, organic acid production, amino acid production, omega 3 fatty acid production, yeast fermentation and starch conversion technology.

Accomplishments

  • Designed products and fermentation processes for sodium gluconate, butanol, lysine, lactic acid, bacitracin, amylases, proteases, citric acid, threonine, acetic acid and tryptophan.
  • Developed a granular L-lysineHCl product and the purification process for its manufacture.
  • Developed and marketed a new glucose isomerase.
  • Analyzed fermentation mutation and nutrient improvement efforts which decreased fermentation times by one third and increased yields five fold.
  • Improved biological waste water treatment processes.
  • Developed diagnostic techniques for various products from dioxin to chlorides.

Experience

Independent Consultant, 1992 - present

  • Consulted with many companies on biotechnology processes.
  • Clients included BASF, Celanese, Martek, Cargill, ADM, Tate and Lyle, and many others.

Archer Daniels Midland, Technology Director, Decatur, Illinois, 1989 - 1992

  • Developed and installed processes for lysine, lactic acid, gluconate bacitracin, etc.
  • Evaluated and/or acquired technology for threonine, tryptophan glutamate, etc.

Miles Inc., Research Director, Elkhart, Indiana, 1983 - 1988

  • Worked on citric acid, enzymes, cheese cultures, itaconic acid, etc.

West Virginia University, Professor, Morgantown, West Virginia, 1975 - 1983

  • Taught graduate and undergraduate Chemical Engineering courses.
  • Performed research on microbial environmental and coal problems.

Honors & Publications

Patents and Publications

  • 10 Patents
  • 70 Publications
  • 50 Presentations

Education

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan

B. S., Chemical Engineering, University of Dayton

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