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SysBioM Lecture Series – Edwin Lightfoot

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When: November 18, 2015, 2:00 PM

Location: 3rd Floor Orchard View Room , Discovery Building

Contact: 608-316-4401, hstampfli@wisc.edu

Edwin Lightfoot

Edwin Lightfoot, Professor Emeritus, Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Professor Lightfoot is currently Hilldale Professor Emeritus of Chemical and Biological Engineering at UW-Madison.  He received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, and first worked for Pfizer & Co. in Brooklyn, NY where he developed a commercial process for recovering and purifying vitamin B12.  He then joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and pursued research in continuum aspects of transport phenomena, particularly mass transfer and separations, with a focus on applications in  biotechnology.  More specific interests were in isolation and purification of proteins, especially via chromatography, and in production of commodity chemicals from biomass.  His work has relied extensively on mathematical modeling, heavily informed by biochemical and physiological considerations. Applications have been primarily medical devices or procedures and processes for isolating fermentation derived products.  Prof. Lightfoot is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (1979), the National Academy of Sciences (1995), and the National Medal of Science (2004).

All SysBioM (Systems Biology in Madison) sponsored talks take place on Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor Orchard View room of the Discovery Building. Talks are open to the public. Access to the room is via the elevator behind Aldo’s Cafe in the Northeast corner of the building.