Advisor Profile

Dr. Vijay Singh
Bioprocessing & Bioenergy Advisor

Dr. Vijay Singh has been involved with the Bioprocessing & Bioenergy PSM for many years and became the advisor in Fall 2016. He began his Agricultural Engineering education at G.B. Pant University in India, where he obtained his B.S. degree. He continued to pursue Agricultural Engineering at the University of Illinois, where he completed both his M.S. and Ph.D. He has been an integral member of the ABE department since summer 1998 serving as a Professor, Associate Director of Engineering, and recently the Director of the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory. His main research interests are in process design, modeling and engineering economic analysis of bioprocesses for food, fuel, and industrial productions. Dr. Singh believes the most successful applicants have a background in biology, chemistry or engineering, though other areas of science and technology are also competitive. He states the biggest asset of the program is "the flexibility which allows students to tailor their elective's to match their interests."

Bioprocessing and Bioenergy Science Curriculum

The science component is comprised of coursework in the major: 3 hours in core courses and 29 hours in electives.

REQUIRED COURSES

TSM 486 Grain Bioprocessing Coproducts (3 hours)
ABE 594 Graduate Seminar (0 hours) - required for two semesters

ELECTIVES

Electives are selected from one or more of four specialty areas, based on individual career interests and priorities and in consultation with the faculty advisor. Course options for each specialty area are listed below.

Of the 29 hours of electives, at least 12 hours must be in 500-level courses. Electives are selected in consultation with the program’s advisor. 

SAMPLE PROGRAM OF STUDY

COURSE OPTIONS BY SPECIALTY AREA*

*Course numbers and titles are subject to change.  Please note that some courses are only offered in select terms. For more information, please reference the Illinois Course Catalog.

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