April 30, 2019 CE – Kinetics

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Kinetics & Reactor Design (Part 3): Bioreactor & Fermenter Design

Presenter: Richard Skeirik, PE

Tuesday April 30, 2019 (postponed from April 22)
5:00pm-5:15pm – Brief Networking & Dinner
5:15pm-6:45pm – PDH Lecture & Hands-on Working Session

PDH Credit: 1.5 credits
Attendees will be assigned to work in a two-person team setup during this 90 minute PDH. Please bring your laptop with you, as you will be solving balances by computer in MS. Excel.

3rd Floor Main Conference Room
Two Ash St. Suite 3000
Three Tower Bridge, Jacobs Engineering
Conshohocken, PA 19428

$30 Members
$35 Non-members & Guests
$15 Students
$15 WEBEX option– Please select from Drop down menu and Laura-Ann Chin (lchin@geieng.com) will be in contact with follow up webex info.

Dinner will be provided with registration for live attendance.


The third workshop in a series on kinetics and reactor design explores bioreactor and fermenter design. Bioreactors use an enzyme to catalyze the reaction, while fermenters grow a population of living cells that produce a product. Enzyme kinetics, while complex, can be used within a conventional reactor balance for design. Fermenters can be thought of reactors that grow their own reactors, and so the kinetics of cell growth must be combined with the kinetics of product production by cells.

In this active learning workshop, you’ll listen for a bit and then work with a partner to solve reactor balances by computer. We’ll focus on the simplest reactor systems, and only glance at more complex systems. Bring a laptop with excel if you can (one per every two attending will be needed) and come energized. You will be challenged.


Richard Skeirik, PE is a process engineer who often worked studying process dynamics for the optimization and control of chemical processes and for the design and optimization of reactors. He filled many process engineering roles during 22 years at DuPont and is inventor on 17 process control/AI patents. He teaches continuing education in both ethics and process engineering for AIChE DVS.


Please register no later than Tuesday April 30 at 5:00 PM. Cancellation requests received by the registration deadline will be fully refunded.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to Laura-Ann Chin at lchin@geieng.com 520-275-4152 (Mobile).

If you arrive after 5:15 PM and the main entrance doors are locked, please call or text:
Josh Popek (570-814-8833), Matt Braskey (610-310-8721), or Laura-Ann Chin at 520-275-4152 (Email: Lchin@geieng.com)