Advisor Profile

Dr. Beth Conerty
Bioprocessing & Bioenergy Advisor

Dr. Beth Conerty is the Business Development Manager for the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) and began advising the Bioprocessing and Bioenergy program in the Fall of 2018. She works to grow relationships with industry and helps bring projects into the IBRL facility. Beth earned her Bachelor's in Chemistry and M.S. in Bioenergy from the University of Illinois. She has a doctorate in Energy Science and Engineering from the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Lab. Her work in the BioEnergy Sciences Center focused on genetically engineering non-model microorganisms for better biofuel and bioproduct production from lignocellulosic feedstocks. Previously, Beth was the Program Lead for Entrepreneurial Support and Development at Oak Ridge National Lab where she helped technical startup companies access the national lab resources. for better biofuel and bioproduct production from lignocellulosic feedstocks. Previously, Beth was the Program Lead for Entrepreneurial Support and Development at Oak Ridge National Lab, where she helped technical startup companies access the national lab resources.

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

Students must complete 29 hours of electives. Electives should be based on individual career interests and priorities and in consultation with the faculty advisor. Pre-approved course options are listed below. Of the 29 hours of electives, at least 12 hours must be in 500-level courses, 8 within the department. Electives are selected in consultation with the program’s advisor. 

SAMPLE PROGRAM OF STUDY

 

ELECTIVE COURSE OPTIONS

 

*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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