Biotechnology Research and Education Program

Ben Woodard
Director, Biotechnology Research and Education Program
Director, Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility (BSF)

Profile

  • Management career reflects 18+ years' experience in biopharmaceutical production, device development and enhancement, operational leadership, program management, technology transfer, resource utilization, and organizational growth in a highly decentralized organization.

  • Extensive experience in the design, delivery, evaluation, and enhancement of effective instructional programs.

  • Recognized as an invaluable mentor, resourceful person, problem solver and creative leader

  • Able to serve as a participant, facilitator or leader of both large and small groups.


Experience

  • Academic Teaching:

    • Undergraduate Instructor, University of Maryland, A. James Clark School of Engineering, 2000-Present
    • Guest Lecturer, CIA University, 2004-Present
    • Guest Lecturer, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, 1999
  • Professional Highlights: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    • Director, Bioprocessing Scale-Up Facility, 2006-Present
    • Manager, Bioprocessing Scale-Up Facility, 1999-2006
    • Faculty Research Assistant, Biotechnology Institute, 1997-1999
  • Entrepreneurial Experience Highlights:

    • Yeastek, LLC, College Park, MD, 1996-1998
    • Chuck D's Cookies, LLC, Bethesda, MD, 2006-2009
    • Vandalay Enterprises, LLC, Beltsville, MD, 2009-Present

 

Work History

  • Manager, University of Maryland, Bioprocess Scale-Up Facility (BSF): 1999-2006

  • Faculty Research Assistant, Biotechnology Institute, University of Maryland, BSF: 1997-1999

  • Consultant, Glycopurs, LLC, Baltimore, Maryland: 2012- Present

  • President/ Founder, Yeastek, Inc., College Park, Maryland: 1996-1998

  • Fermentation Technician, University of Maryland, BSF: 1995-1997

 

Education

DOCTORATE OF BUSINESS, Anticipated 2015
University of Maryland, University College

MASTERS OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, 2008
University of Maryland, University College

BACHELORS OF SCIENCE IN BIOLOGY with Economics focus, 1997
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

 

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Industrial Microbiology (SIM)

  • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

  • Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)

 

Presentations/Workshops

  • "Bacterial Fermentation," Guest Lecturer, Biotechnology Training Course, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

  • "Fermentation in the 21st Century," Guest Lecturer, Informational Seminar, SAIC

  • "Microbiology and biotechnology," Guest Lecturer, Undergraduate Microbiology Course, University of Maryland

  • Faculty Presenter/ Instructor, Fermentation Microbiology Workshop, University of Maryland

  • "Yeast Culturing Techniques," Guest Lecturer, Home brewing Seminar, ATCC

  • "Effects of agitation and pH on ethanol production of Saccharomyces cervisea," Lecturer, Undergraduate Microbiology Course, University of Maryland

  • "Biotechnology Basics," Guest Lecturer, Maryland Day, University of Maryland

  • "Project Management: How to complete Projects On Time, On Budget and On Target," University of Maryland Personal Development Course

  • "Managing and Motivating Generation X," University of Maryland Personal Development Course

  • "Motivating Today's Workforce," University of Maryland Personal Development Course

  • "Negotiating Conflict At Work," University of Maryland Personal Development Course

 

 

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