Detroit, MI 48202
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to host the next Sustainability@Wayne seminar on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 from 2:30 p.m to 3:30 p.m. in the Bernath Auditorium in the Adamany Undergraduate Library. The seminar is free and open to the public; registration is requested.
The seminar will feature "Process Intensification for Biomass-Based Chemical Production using Techno-economic and Life-Cycle Analysis" with Marianthi Ierapetritou, Ph.D., professor and chair in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University. Dr. Ierapetritou’s research focuses on the following areas: 1) process operations; (2) design and synthesis of flexible production systems focusing on pharmaceutical manufacturing; 3) modeling of reactive flow processes; and 4) metabolic engineering with focus on biopharmaceutical production. Dr. Ierapetritou obtained her BS from The National Technical University in Athens, Greece, her Ph.D. from Imperial College (London, UK) in 1995 and subsequently completed her post-doctoral research at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) before joining Rutgers University in 1998.
Dr. Ierapetritou will discuss the integrated design, techno-economic and the life-cycle analysis of the production of chemicals from the lignocellulose biomass. The idea of bio-refinery has been proposed that uses different conversion technologies to produce multiple products. The success of bio-refinery is highly dependent on its mature technology and its applicability to produce not only high volume low cost fuel but also to produce low volume high cost chemicals.
A short reception will immediately follow the seminar.