New Fall 2018 Course – Environmental Biotechnology

New Fall 2018 Course – Environmental Biotechnology

Prof. Benoit Van Aken will teach a new course in our department, Environmental Biotechnology in Fall 2018

Biotechnology plays a central role in many environmental fields, including wastewater treatment, biodegradation, pathogen control, and biofuel production. The objective of the course is to provide environmental scientists and engineers with advanced concepts and quantitative tools necessary for understanding environmental processes and designing environmental control systems.

The course Environmental Biotechnology integrates biological and microbiological principles, which are often observational and qualitative, into engineering principles, which are essentially quantitative. These principles are then applied to the development of a scientific framework for understanding different environmental processes, including water and wastewater treatment, bioremediation, environmental genomics, biofuel production, and biosensors.

See the syllabus here.