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The Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering

The Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering (LORRE) carries out fundamental research and educates students in the transformation of renewable resources and agricultural commodities into value-added products, and inthe purification of proteins and natural products.   In addition to publications and patents, products of LORRE’s work include prototypes for the purpose of translating its discoveries into industrial use.  Thesis and fundamental research topics are pursued in partnership with universities, government laboratories. Research includes engineering and molecular fundamentals of bioreactor design, bioseparations, industrial biology of yeast, and biochemical catalysis with applications in biofuels, bioproducts, and pathogen detection..

LORRE Spotlight

LORRE Spotlight

LORRE Lab Safety Manager, Xingya (Linda) Liu, and the LORRE Safety Committee, receive 2015 Presidential Safety Award in recognition of outstanding efforts and commitment to safety, March 25, 2015





LORRE's Director, Michael Ladisch, named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Visiting Scholar, German Schäfer markets face cream at Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna


Nathan Mosier appointed the Indiana Soybean Alliance Soybean Utilization Endowed Chair

LORRE Graduate Student, Barron Hewetson, and Ian Klein, Chemistry, win Business Strategy Competition


Abby Engelberth participant in Teaching for Tomorrow Fellowship Program

LORRE Graduate Student, Studie Red Corn, was recently spotlighted in Purdue's Agriculture Magazine


Eduardo Ximenes co-presenter of webinars:

AIChE: "Hollow Fiber Microfiltration of Microorganisms from Food and Water"

NCRCRD: "C3D - Moving Laboratory Research on Pathogen Detection into Commercial Practice"