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Caye Drapcho

Caye DrapchoAssociate Professor
445A Brackett Hall
Clemson, SC 29631
864.656.0338 FAX

Ph.D. Biosystems Engineering, Clemson University, 1993
B.S.\M.S. Environmental Management, Pennsylvania State University

Professional Registration
FE, Louisiana

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Faculty Overview

Dr. Drapcho’s research interests are in the areas of sustainable biofuels and bioproducts formation; environmental remediation; microbial kinetics and bioreactor modeling

Current research projects include:

  • Biofuels Engineering Textbook
  • Biological Hydrogen Production
  • Biological Reactor Modeling
  • Algal Culture for Nutraceutical Production and Carbon Capture
  • Microbial Fuel Cells

Class Information

For current syllabi, please search the Clemson University Syllabus Respository.

BE 2100 Introduction to Biosystems Engineering
BE 2120 Fundamentals of Biosystems Engineering
BE 4100/6100 Biological Kinetics and Reactor Modeling
BE 4120/6120 Heat and Mass Transport in Biosystems Engineering
BE 6200 Advanced Bioreactor Modeling and Design for Biofuels Production
BE 4990, Sec 002: Nutraceutical and Biopharmaceutical Production Creative Inquiry
BE 499, Sec 003: Sustainable Designs for Developing and Recovering Communities (EWB) Creative Inquiry

Selected Publications

Nghiem, N., Montanti, J., Johnston C., and Drapcho, C. 2011. Fractionation of corn fiber treated by soaking in aqueous ammonia (SAA) for isolation of hemicellose B and production of C5 sugars by enzyme hydrolysis. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 164:1390-1404.

Yu, X. and Drapcho, C. 2011. Hydrogen production by the hyperthermophilic bacterium Thermotoga neapolitana using agricultural-based carbon and nitrogen sources. Biological Engineering Transactions 4(2): 101-112.

Awards & Honors

Lund BE Professor of the Year 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2011