Congratulations to our Newest Ph.D. Recipients!

    In recent months, we have had three members of the Hu Group receive their degrees.


Image of graduated Hu group member David ChauDavid Chau

David earned his Ph.D. on July 27th, 2017. The former group member is currently working at 3M, in Maplewood, Mn.




Arpan BandyopadhyayRecent Hu group graduate Arpan BandyoPadhyay

Arpan earned his Ph.D. on January 22nd, 2018. He has been a member of th Hu Group since 2012, and will now move on to accept a position with Merck & Co.




Recent Hu group graduate Brittany ForkusBrittany Forkus

Brittany earned her Ph.D. on January 26th, 2018. She will soon leave to work with Evonik, in Indiana.




    Congratulations to all, we wish you the best!

Publish Date: 
Friday, February 2, 2018 - 10:30am

Hu Group Reunion

This year marked the 65th birthday of Professor Wei-Shou Hu, and it couldn't have coincided with a better opportunity. The AIChE annual meeting this past year was held in downtown Minneapolis, allowing for a number of Hu group alumni to be present at this special occassion.

Former and current students and colleagues alike gathered together on the evening of October 30th, 2017 to reconnect and celebrate over dinner. Many wonderful speeches were given, and a Hu Group "family tree" was presented at the end of the evening, as a surprise for Professor Hu. This tree details the legacy of the Hu group, and includes the names of graduated alumni, past visiting scholars, and even the students of current PhDs who have been through the Hu program.

All in all, it was a wonderful evening.


Publish Date: 
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 9:00am

New Book Release!

epb_book_cover_web.jpgEngineering Principles in Biotechnology

This book is a short introduction to the engineering principles of harnessing the vast potential of microorganisms, and animal and plant cells in making biochemical products. It was written for scientists who have no background in engineering, and for engineers with minimal background in biology.

Engineers are eased into biochemical reactions and life scientists are exposed to the technology of production using cells. This book includes coverage of reactors, oxygen transfer and scale up, cell culture, and stem cells and synthetic biology. It also deals with product purification and then later chromatography, the modern workhorse of bioseparation.

Drawing on principles from engineering and life sciences, this book is for practitioners in biotechnology and bioengineering.

Get it here!

Publish Date: 
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 8:45am