Person

Xiaofei Ye

Professor | Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Research Focus

Physicochemical properties of food and biomass; Supercritical fluids and catalysis in biomass conversion; Nonthermal plasma in agriculture; Value-added products from biofuel waste stream and techno-economic analysis.

Teaching Focus

BSE 221, Mass and Energy in Biosystems BSE 431, Bioprocess Engineering BSE 531, Bioprocess Engineering

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).
BSE 221 - Mass and Energy in Biosystems
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction to thermodynamic concepts for biological systems (energy, mass and energy balances, processes and cycles); psychrometrics and psychrometric processes; biological systems and the biosphere (bioenergetics, hydrologic cycle, global energy cycle).

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : CHEM 122* and CHEM 123*.
(RE) Corequisite(s): EF 152.

BSE 431 - Bioprocess Engineering
3 credit hour(s)

Development of interdisciplinary bioprocess engineering; basics of biology in an engineering perspective; enzymatic reaction kinetics; metabolism and bioenergetics; cell growth kinetics and product formation; engineering principles applied to bioprocess engineering including mass balance, energy balance, and reaction kinetics; reactor design and systems; introduction to bioseparations; practical aspects of bioprocess engineers and process development.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : BSE 321 with grade of C or better.

BSE 437 - Honors: Bioprocess Engineering
3 credit hour(s)

Honors version of BSE 431 that requires an additional honors component.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : BSE 321 with grade of C or better.
Registration Restriction(s): Consent of instructor.

BSE 531 - Bioprocess Engineering
3 credit hour(s)

Development of interdisciplinary bioprocess engineering; basics of biology in an engineering perspective; enzymatic reaction kinetics; metabolism and bioenergetics; cell growth kinetics and product formation; engineering principles applied to bioprocess engineering including mass balance, energy balance, and reaction kinetics; reactor design and systems; introduction to bioseparations; practical aspects of bioprocess engineers and process development. Credit Restriction: Students cannot receive credit for both 431 and 531.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

BSE 582 - Selected Topics in Processing
3 credit hour(s)

Topics in the engineering of biological and physical processes and of biological systems, from the production of raw materials through to high-demand value-added products.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.

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101 Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences Office Building
2506 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4531
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Agricultural Engineering, Univ Minnesota Minneapolis, 2004
  • MS, Agricultural Engineering, South Dakota State University, 1999
  • BS, Agricultural Engineering, Other, 1990

Xiaofei Ye

Professor | Biosystems Engineering and Soil Science
Picture of Xiaofei Ye image
101 Biosystems Engineering and Soil Sciences Office Building
2506 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4531
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Agricultural Engineering, Univ Minnesota Minneapolis, 2004
  • MS, Agricultural Engineering, South Dakota State University, 1999
  • BS, Agricultural Engineering, Other, 1990
Research Focus

Physicochemical properties of food and biomass; Supercritical fluids and catalysis in biomass conversion; Nonthermal plasma in agriculture; Value-added products from biofuel waste stream and techno-economic analysis.

Teaching Focus

BSE 221, Mass and Energy in Biosystems BSE 431, Bioprocess Engineering BSE 531, Bioprocess Engineering

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).
BSE 221 - Mass and Energy in Biosystems
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction to thermodynamic concepts for biological systems (energy, mass and energy balances, processes and cycles); psychrometrics and psychrometric processes; biological systems and the biosphere (bioenergetics, hydrologic cycle, global energy cycle).

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : CHEM 122* and CHEM 123*.
(RE) Corequisite(s): EF 152.

BSE 431 - Bioprocess Engineering
3 credit hour(s)

Development of interdisciplinary bioprocess engineering; basics of biology in an engineering perspective; enzymatic reaction kinetics; metabolism and bioenergetics; cell growth kinetics and product formation; engineering principles applied to bioprocess engineering including mass balance, energy balance, and reaction kinetics; reactor design and systems; introduction to bioseparations; practical aspects of bioprocess engineers and process development.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : BSE 321 with grade of C or better.

BSE 437 - Honors: Bioprocess Engineering
3 credit hour(s)

Honors version of BSE 431 that requires an additional honors component.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : BSE 321 with grade of C or better.
Registration Restriction(s): Consent of instructor.

BSE 531 - Bioprocess Engineering
3 credit hour(s)

Development of interdisciplinary bioprocess engineering; basics of biology in an engineering perspective; enzymatic reaction kinetics; metabolism and bioenergetics; cell growth kinetics and product formation; engineering principles applied to bioprocess engineering including mass balance, energy balance, and reaction kinetics; reactor design and systems; introduction to bioseparations; practical aspects of bioprocess engineers and process development. Credit Restriction: Students cannot receive credit for both 431 and 531.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

BSE 582 - Selected Topics in Processing
3 credit hour(s)

Topics in the engineering of biological and physical processes and of biological systems, from the production of raw materials through to high-demand value-added products.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours.