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Alicia Modenbach, Ph.D., P.E.

Lecturer

Contact

(859) 257-1265
102 C.E. Barnhart Building

Website

Appointments

Lecturer, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky (September 2016-Present)

Engineer Associate for Academics, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky (February 2014-August 2016)

Post-Doctoral Scholar, Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky (August 2013-January 2014)


Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, August 2008-August 2013

Masters of Science, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, August 2006-August 2008

Bachelor of Science, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Louisiana State University, A&M, Baton Rouge, LA, August 2002-May 2006


I work closely with prospective and current students to ensure they have the information they need to make knowledgeable decisions about their academic journey in biosystems engineering. With a background in bioprocess engineering, I understand what it takes to be successful in an engineering program, and I look forward to helping students find their own paths to becoming successful engineers. I am particularly interested in exploring new ways to keep students active and engaged in the learning process, understanding how to better retain students, and developing and teaching innovative course curricula and programs that provide transformative experiences for students.

Research Interests:

Lignocellulose Conversion

Enzymatic Hydrolysis

Pretreatment

Bioprocessing

Engineering Education

Student Advising

Student Engagement and Retention

Academic Programs