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IBRL Management

Title: Director
Phone: (217) 333-9510

Dr. Vijay Singh is a Founder Professor in Grainger College of Engineering, Distinguished Professor of Bioprocessing in the college of ACES, Director of Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory at the University [...]

Title: Assistant Director of Food & Bioprocessing Pilot Plant Operations
Phone: (217) 300-5404

Brian Jacobson joined IBRL in February 2012, and has a joint appointment managing the Food Science & Human Nutrition Pilot Processing Plant. He is responsible for all facility operations and [...]

Title: Assistant Director of Business Development
Phone: (217) 300-4543

Beth Conerty joined IBRL in December 2017 as the Business Development Manager.  She is working to grow relationships with industry and help bring projects into the IBRL facility.  Beth has [...]

Title: Pilot Plant Specialist
Phone: (217) 300-7519

Eric Wolfe joined IBRL in January 2018 as the pilot plant specialist. He is responsible for the startup and maintenance of the equipment as well as process support in the [...]

Title: Pilot Plant Specialist
Phone: (217) 300-1120

Phillip Manning joined IBRL in January 2019 as a pilot plant specialist.  Phillip has a bachelors degree in Biological Sciences from Eastern Illinois University.  Previously, Phillip worked at the Archer [...]

Title: Analytical Laboratory Specialist

Suneet Takhar joined IBRL in November 2019 as the analytical lab specialist. She has a Bachelor’s in Microbiology with a minor in Chemistry from University of Idaho and a Master’s [...]

Title: Budget and Human Resource Manager
Phone: (217) 244-9528

Ronda initially joined IBRL in August of 2016 as the Interim Associate Director of Budget and HR as an appointment in addition to her role in the Department  of Agricultural [...]