CHEE380: Biochemical Engineering

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Dr. Ronald J. Neufeld, 
Biosciences 1443: My office is on the ground floor, with windows looking into the atrium. If you stand in front of Tim Horton's (I like it black, no sugar.... on diet), then look toward the east exit from the building, you will see a pay phone on the left side of the corridor. Just past the pay phone, you will see an entrance to a corridor on the left side, identified as door 1497. Beside the door is a doorbell with my name beside it. Ring and I will answer. In case I don't answer, call 613-533-2827 with your cell.

Instructor Office hours: My office is open, if I am there. Best to check by email to be sure that I will be in. 

Course Description

Biochemical Engineering involves the application of Chemical Engineering principles and approaches to biologically-based systems and processes. Biochemical Engineering is central to the area of Environmental Engineering, and to Biotechnology processes which produce pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals and genetically engineered products. The course involves a systematic and quantitative description of medium formulation and sterilization, microbial kinetics and bioreactor design, product isolation and purification, and examples of current industrial practices and processes.

Course Information

Lectures: Monday (12.30h), Wednesday (11.30h) and Thursday (13.30h) in BIOSCI 1102.

Tuesday (11.30h) in BIOSCI 1102.

TAs, TA Office Hours and Exam

Dimitra Louka (

Jie Gao (

August Guo (

TA Office Hours will be set as the term progresses. Email the TAs first if you have questions about the Problem Sets.

Final Exam: Check Queen's Exam website for location

Exam Office Hours: 
Additional Office Hours will be arranged leading up to the Final Exam.

Students with diverse learning styles and needs are welcome at Queen’s. In particular, if you have a disability or health consideration that may require accommodations, please feel free to approach me and/or the Disability Services Office as soon as possible at (613) 533-6467. The Disability Services staff is available by appointment to develop individualized accommodation plans, provide referrals and assist with advocacy. The sooner you let us know your needs, the better we can assist you in achieving your learning goals at Queen’s. For further information, visit Health, Counseling and Disability Services website at