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Prof Dale Gyure
Associate Professor Extraordinary

Short Bio

  • Education
    • PhD (Chemical Engineering), University of Colorado, 1984
    • MSc (Chemical Engineering), University of Colorado, 1981
    • BSc (Chemical Engineering), Ohio State University, 1977
  • Professional experience
    • Division Head of Manufacturing
      National Bioproducts Institute, Durban, KZN
      2010 to present (pharmaceutical manufacturing)
    • Executive Portfolio Manager
      EcoBio Innovation Center (LIFElab), Durban, KZN
      2006 to 2010 (investment management in biotechnology)
    • Adjunct Associate Professor
      Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
      2000 to 2006 (lecturing and undergraduate teaching)
    • Principal Consultant
      BioProducts International, Boston, Massachusetts
      1996 to 2006 (independent consulting)
    • Operations Manager
      AECI Bioproducts (Pty) Ltd, Amanzimtoti, KZN
      1994 to 1996 (industrial biotechnology)
    • Group Leader for Bioengineering
      ZeaGen, Inc, Golden, Colorado
      1985 to 1993 (industrial biotechnology)
    • Process Engineer
      E.I.DuPont & Company, Wilmington, Delaware
      1977 to 1979 (chemicals manufacturing)
  • Professional societies
    • Registered Professional Engineer (Engineering Council of South Africa, Reg No 20070145)
    • Member of South African Institute of Chemical Engineers
    • International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineers
  • Honours and awards
    • Presidential Discovery Award, ZeaGen, 1989
    • Visiting Professor, South China Institute of Technology, Guangzhou, P.R.China, 1986
    • University Doctoral Fellow, University of Colorado, 1983

Research Interests

  • Aseptic Processing
  • Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing

Selected Publications

  • Gyure, D.C., “Novel Photobioreactor” US Patent Application, US2009/0130704, May, 2009
  • Gyure, D.C., “Fantastic Fermented Foods”, Chemical Technology, August, 2008
  • Gyure, D.C., Biodiesel Purification”, SA Patent 2009/02834, priority date April, 2008
  • Gyure, D.C., “Set Realistic Goals for Cross-flow Filtration”, Chemical Engineering Progress, 88:60, 1992.
  • Gyure, D.C. and Lauderdale, “Method of Recovery of Riboflavin”, US Patent 5,103, 005, 1990.