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IBRL Management

Director Vijay Singh
Title: Director
Phone: (217) 333-9510
Email: vsingh@illinois.edu

Dr. Vijay Singh is a Distinguished Professor of Bioprocessing in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Director of Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [...]

Brian Jacobson - pilot plant manager, agricultural processing
Title: Assistant Director of Food & Bioprocessing Pilot Plant Operations
Phone: (217) 300-5404
Email: bjacobs3@illinois.edu

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 facility operations, coordination of [...]

Beth Conerty
Title: Business Development Manager
Phone: (217) 300-4543
Email: bconerty@illinois.edu

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 [...]

Eric Wolfe
Title: Pilot Plant Specialist
Phone: (217) 300-7519
Email: ewolfe@illinois.edu

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: Office Specialist
Phone: (217) 300-7080
Email: jamesfj@illinois.edu

James joined the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) team in May 2018 as an Office Support Associate, assigned to various duties throughout the operation. James has a Master of Science [...]