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April 22, 2004

Biotechnology Products Is Subject Of April 29 Lecture

Charles E. Glatz, professor and chair of chemical engineering in the Iowa State University College of Engineering, will present the Iowa Distinguished Faculty Lecture in Engineering Seminar from 4:30-5:20 p.m. Thursday, April 29, in Stanley Auditorium, Room 1505 of the Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences.

His free, public lecture, "Engineering Production of Biotechnology Products," will discuss how some biotechnology products now being considered for production will be required in large quantities, making engineering solutions critical to meeting cost constraints.

Glatz has research interests in the general area of biochemical engineering dealing with separation including protein precipitation and crystallization, membrane processing, microfiltration, protein extraction, chromatography and recovery of organic acids. His research also includes work on extractive and recycle fermentations.

Glatz, who received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1971 and his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1975, received the ISU College of Engineering Outstanding Teacher Award in 1990. He was named the Iowa Academy of Science Distinguished Iowa Scientist in 1997. In 2003, he received the ISU College of Engineering Research Faculty Award.

Initiated in 1994, the Iowa Distinguished Engineering Faculty Lecture Series is a shared program between the Colleges of Engineering at The University of Iowa and Iowa State University. The college-wide lectures are intended to enable winners of the annual Engineering Research Award at each College of Engineering to lecture to students and faculty on both the visiting and home University campuses.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. Persons with disabilities who require an accommodation in order to participate should contact the College of Engineering in advance at 319-335-5764.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Gary Galluzzo, 319-384-0009, gary-galluzzo@uiowa.edu.