University of Georgia, United States of America
Journal of Biological Engineering, the official journal of the Institute of Biological Engineering, is an open access, online journal that publishes articles on all aspects of biological engineering.
Inspired by biology, Biological Engineering is the emerging discipline addressing global challenges in environment, resources, energy, health and sustainability through engineering analysis and design. The Journal of Biological Engineering provides a unique and unifying venue for publishing scholarly work promoting this broad and evolving field for the 21st century
Prof Mark A Eiteman has worked in research and teaching related to metabolic engineering and fermentation technology for over 20 years. A focus of his research is developing microbial processes to generate fuels and chemicals. Through an understanding of microbial regulatory mechanisms and redox balance constraints, strains and processes are developed to maximize product formation. Examples of products of recent interest include succinic acid, lactic acid, pyruvic acid and 5-aminolevulinate.
Prof Eiteman is also presently developing technology to remove the microbial growth inhibitor acetic acid selectively from lignocellulosic hydrolysates, and to convert the resulting mixed sugar stream into ethanol. Through his research, he has authored or coauthored over 60 peer reviewed journal articles. He teaches a mass transfer course, as well as senior and graduate level engineering courses in biochemical engineering and bioseparations at the University of Georgia.
For more information, see Prof Eiteman's Lab website.