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A Review Of Texts For Biological Engineering Courses

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.93.1 - 6.93.6



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Ann D. Christy

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Dawn Farver

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Kerry Hughes

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Marybeth Lima

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Session 1408 A Review of Texts for Biological Engineering Courses By Kerry Hughes, Dawn Farver, Ann Christy, and Marybeth Lima

I. Introduction:

The field of Biological Engineering is relatively new and there exists a great need for textbooks in this area. This paper lists several of the currently available texts that Biological Engineering educators are using, in part or in whole, and also provides student reviews of these texts. This annotated bibliography can be a helpful place for instructors to find new materials and can serve as an indicator of textbook needs that have yet to be met. Biomedical engineering texts were not evaluated in this paper. Textbook reviews include educational material and features useful to the learning process.

II. List of Student Reviewed Textbooks:

Bailey, J.E. and D.F. Ollis. 1986. Biochemical Engineering Fundamentals, Second Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Blanch, H.W. and D.S. Clark. 1997. Biochemical Engineering. New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.

Doran, P.M. 1997. Bioprocess Engineering Principles. New York: Academic Press Limited.

Johnson, A.T. 1999. Biological Process Engineering. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Shuler, M.L. and F. Kargi. 1992. Bioprocess Engineering: Basic Concepts. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

III. Overview of Reviewed Textbooks:

1) Bailey and Ollis

Bailey is a biotechnologist, and Ollis is a chemical engineer. These authors have created a biochemical engineering text intended for use in a senior or graduate level class of chemical engineering students. Their objective is to provide information in the areas of governing biological properties, and chemical engineering methodology and strategy. Since the text is designed for chemical engineers, it has an extensive review of introductory biological concepts before progressing into more engineering- based concepts.


Christy, A. D., & Farver, D., & Hughes, K., & Lima, M. (2001, June), A Review Of Texts For Biological Engineering Courses Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--9747

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