Spyros A. Svoronos - Biomolecular Engineering, Cellular Engineering, and Synthetic Biology

Jang LabWe perform fundamental research and develop technologies for improving human health. Ongoing research includes studies of nanoparticle-biological interactions, cellular mechanics, engineering of proteases and CRISPR-Cas systems, development of new types of sensors, and new materials for biomedical applications.

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Spyros Svoronos

Harry and Bertha Bernstein Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Home Office: ChESC 264 1030 Center Drive Gainesville FL 32611 Work Phone: (352) 392-9101 Website: Spyros A. Svoronos

Biography

Current research, in collaboration with Professor Pratap Pullammanappallil of the UF Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, focuses on the modeling and optimization of bioprocesses for the production of biofuels and other useful products of bioprocesses. Of particular interest is a remarkable cyanobacterium, isolated by Professor Edward J. Phlips of the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, that with CO2-enriched air produces high concentration of cells and of an extracellular polysaccharide without needing fresh water or external addition of nitrogenous nutrients.  In addition, applications of artificial neural networks are investigated.

Education

Ph.D., 1981, University of Minnesota (1982)

Research Areas

Bioprocess Engineering
Process Modeling, Optimization, and Control
Machine Learning

Awards & Distinctions

  • Harry & Bertha Bernstein Professor of Chemical Engineering

Publications

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