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biochemical engineer

Peter Bernard Heifetz, Danish biochemical engineer. Achievements include mathematical modeling of the effects of light and temperature on rates of algal biomass production in semicontinuous culture; use of stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry in determination of photosynthetic ability in genetically transformed microalgae.

Background

Heifetz, Peter Bernard was born on June 30, 1963 in Copenhagen. Came to the United States, 1963. Son of Paul and Patricia (Steiner) Heifetz.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Biology, Duke University, 1984. Master of Science in Bio-chemical Engineering, Duke University, 1987.

Career

Research intern University North Carolina Institute Marine Sciences, Morehead City, 1984. Graduate research assistant department mechanical engineering Duke University, Durham, 1985-1986, associate in research department mechanical engineering, 1987-1988. Consultant aquaculture INCON Corporation, Youngsville, North Carolina, 1986-1988.

Visiting researcher National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, 1989.

Achievements

  • Achievements include mathematical modeling of the effects of light and temperature on rates of algal biomass production in semicontinuous culture. Use of stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry in determination of photosynthetic ability in genetically transformed microalgae.

Membership

Volunteer Operation Raleigh, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, 1987. Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Society Plant Physiologists, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Susan Dabney Hollandsworth, May 5, 1990.

father:
Paul Heifetz

mother:
Patricia (Steiner) Heifetz

spouse:
Susan Dabney Hollandsworth