Abigail Engelberth, PhD
Agricultural & Biological Engineering
Environmental & Ecological Engineering
Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering
Offices: POTR 218/ABE 320
Phone: (765) 494-1009 (POTR)
(765) 496-6698 (ABE)
Fax: (765) 494-7023 (POTR)
Abigail Engelberth is an Assistant Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and in Environmental and Ecological Engineering, at Purdue University. She earned a B. S. and M. E. in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University, and a PhD. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Engelberth was a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Maine and built a process model to emulate the conversion of hemicellulose into liquid fuels via anaerobic digestion.
Dr. Engelberth's research is focused on the recovery of valuable co-products from biological sources, either pre- or post-processing. Along with product recovery, Dr. Engelberth explores the design of the recovery process in order to obtain an economic analysis of the process to determine the value of the co-product. There are opportunities for graduate and advanced studies in her research group.
Dr. Engelberth taught EEE 250 (Environmental, Ecological and Engineering System) in the Fall of 2012. She also taught Bioseparations and Bioprocess Engineering: Principles, Practice and Economics (ABE 680) under the guidance of Dr. Michael Ladisch.