Biological Process Engineer Hayes Joins BEES

Dr. Douglas Hayes has joined the Biosystems Engineering & Environmental Science Department in the position of Associate Professor.

Doug's interests are in the area of biological process engineering, biocatalysis, bioseparations, and colloids. He has worked with enzymes in nonaqueous media, protein behavior at interfaces, microemulsions, surfactants, lipid chemistry and separations, utilization and processing, and bioconjugate chemistry.

His recent research has focused upon the use of water-in-oil microemulsions to separate and isolate biomolecules and the synthesis of polyesters and saccharide esters using lipases. Other recent research endeavors include the use of enzymes in bioconjugate chemistry and the purification of lipids using urea inclusion compounds.

Doug holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He joins us from the University of Alabama, Huntsville, where he served as Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering.
Joel Lown

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