Elmar Heinzle is Senior Professor of Biochemical Engineering at the Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. Having obtained his academic degrees from the Technical University of Graz, Austria, he spent a large fraction of his career at the Chemical Engineering Department of ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, before becoming Chair of Biochemical Engineering at the Saarland University. In 2003 he was Guest Professor at the Biotechnology Institute (University of Minnesota, St. Paul) and in 2004 at the Agricultural Department (University of Kyoto, Kyoto). Professor Heinzle published well over 200 scientific publications in bioreactor design, metabolic engineering and systems biology, mammalian cell culture, on-line analysis and control and design of sustainable processes. In his teaching in Biochemical and Chemical Engineering he is extensively using modeling. He has authored several books in these fields.
Irving J. Dunn is retired from the ETH-Zurich, where he taught and did research in the area of biochemical engineering for over thirty years, within the Chemical Engineering Dept. His degrees are from the University of Washington and Princeton University. Dr. Dunn has published widely in his field, ranging from bioreactor design, process control, animal cell culture, and specialized wastewater treatment. His teaching and research has featured the use of modeling and simulation and has resulted in the publication of three textbooks: Biological Reaction Engineering, Dynamics of Environmental Bioprocesses and Chemical Engineering Dynamics. In 1981 he founded the renowned International Modeling and Simulation Courses in Braunwald, Switzerland.
Jirí E. Prenosil was born 1939 in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Educated in Prague with PhD in Chemical Engineering, he worked in the Czechoslovak Academy of Science and various universities abroad. 1971 he moved to Switzerland with appointment at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich. 1984 he was a Visiting Professor at the University of London, Canada. His life interest is in Biochemical Engineering, design and modeling of bioreactors with immobilized biocatalysts. It has resulted in over 100 publications and co-authorship of two other books in this area. He is a co-founder of the renowned International Modeling and Simulation Courses in Braunwald, Switzerland since 1981. 1997 he was granted the Swiss Technology Transfer Award. In 2006, he retired from the ETH. 2b1af7f3a8