Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Faculty & Staff

Vijay Singh

Professor, Food and Bioprocess Engineering
Associate Director of Engineering, Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL)

Agricultural Engineering Sciences Building
360 AESB, MC-644
1304 W. Pennsylvania Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 333-9510
Fax: (217) 244-0323
E-mail: vsingh@illinois.edu

Research Focus

Design, modelling and engineering economics analysis of bioprocesses for food, fuel and industrial products

Research Areas

  • Dry Grind and Cellulosic Ethanol
  • Novel Corn/Biomass Fractionation Technologies
  • Corn Bioprocessing
  • Process Simulation and Economic Analysis

Courses Taught

Education

  • Ph.D., Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, 1998
  • M.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Illinois, 1995
  • B.S., Agricultural Engineering, G.B. Pant University, 1992

Professional Experience

  • Faculty Affiliate, August 2014-Present, Institute of Genomic Biology, University of Illinois (UIUC)
  • Professor, August 2013-Present, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, UIUC
  • Faculty Affiliate, August 2013-Present, Food Science and Human Nutrition, UIUC
  • Associate Director of Engineering, August 2011-Present, Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL), UIUC
  • Associate Professor, August 2007-2013, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, UIUC
  • Assistant Professor, June 2002-August 2007, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, UIUC
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Sept 1998-May 2002, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, UIUC
  • Visiting Scientist, Sept 1998-May 2002, Eastern Regional Research Center/ARS/USDA
  • Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate, May 1998-Aug 1998, Agricultural Engineering Department, UIUC

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Poster Award, American Association of Cereal Chemists International, 1998
  • Best Research Paper Award, CCSE Research Unit, ERRC, ARS, USDA, 2003
  • Young Faculty Excellence Award, Corn Refiners Association, 2003
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent, UIUC, fall semesters 2003 and spring semesters 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • Innovation Hall of Fame, Office of Technology Management, University of Illinois, 2004
  • New Holland Young Researcher Award, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, 2005
  • Best Paper Award, ADM/Protein & Co–Products Division, American Oil Chemists Society, 2006
  • Participant and Organizer, Frontiers of Engineering Symposium, National Academy of Engineering, 2006, 2007
  • Research Excellence Award, College of ACES, University of Illinois, 2007
  • Scholar, ACES Academy for Global Engagement, 2007
  • Young Scientist Award, American Association of Cereal Chemists International, 2007
  • Advisory Board Member, Fulbright Commission, US-Brazil Biofuels Network, 2008
  • Ben and Gorgeann Jones Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
  • Xerox Award for Faculty Research, College of Engineering, University of Illinois, 2011
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, American Association of Cereal Chemists International, 2013

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