Hasan Atiyeh, Ph.D., P.Eng.

Associate Professor
Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Education

B.S Chemical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 1992
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan, 1995
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada, 2003

Research Interests

Atiyeh’s research focuses on development of biochemical and hybrid thermochemical-biochemical conversion processes for production of advanced and drop-in biofuels and chemicals.  This includes process development for syngas and sugar fermentations, examining cell metabolism and activities of enzymes of novel microorganisms, modeling, reactor design and scale-up.  Another focus of my research is on upgrading of pyrolysis oil to hydrocarbon fuels.  “My research program encompasses laboratory experimentation and modeling to investigate cutting edge, innovative concepts that can be applied in establishing sustainable biorefineries in Oklahoma and the nation. My research team is leading the way towards the development of the gasification-syngas fermentation hybrid technology among other conversion technologies are being developed at OSU. The development of a biorefinery industry in Oklahoma can enhance our economy as an energy state not only with the petroleum-based products, but also with biofuels and biobased products.” 

Teaching Responsibilities

BAE 2013 Modeling in Biosystems Engineering
BAE/CHE 4283/5283 Bioprocess Engineering
BAE 4400/BAE 5030 Biofuels & Bioproducts (Team-Taught Course)
BAE 5243 Biological Conversion for Advanced Biofuels

Key Publications

Liu, K., H. K. Atiyeh, O.P. Planas, K. D. Ramachandriya, M. R. Wilkins, T. Ezeji, V. Ujor and R. S. Tanner. 2015. Process Development for Butanol Production from Eastern Redcedar, Bioresource Technology. 176, 88-97.

Liu, K., H. K. Atiyeh, B. S. Stevenson, R. S. Tanner, M. R. Wilkins and R. L. Huhnke. 2014. Mixed culture syngas fermentation and conversion of carboxylic acids into alcohols. Bioresource Technology. 152; 337-346.

Liu, K., H. K. Atiyeh, B. S. Stevenson, R. S. Tanner, M. R. Wilkins and R. L. Huhnke. 2014. Continuous syngas fermentation for the production of ethanol, n-propanol and n-butanol. Bioresource Technology, 151; 69-77.

Putra, M. D., A. E. Abasaeed, S. M. Al-Zahrani, M. H Gaily, A. K. Sulieman, M. A. Zeinelabdeen and H. K. Atiyeh. 2013. Production of Fructose from Highly Concentrated Date Extracts Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATCC 36858. Biotechnology Letters. DOI: 10.1007/s10529-013-1388-y.

Gao J., H. K. Atiyeh, J. R. Phillips, M. R. Wilkins and R. L. Huhnke. 2013. Development of low cost medium for ethanol production from syngas by Clostridium ragsdalei. Bioresource Technology. 147; 508-515.

Youssef, N.H., MB Couger, C. G. Struchtemeyer, A. S. Liggenstoffer, R. A. Prade, F. Najar, H. Atiyeh, M. Wilkins and M. S. Elshahed. 2013. Genome of the anaerobic fungus Orpinomyces sp. C1A reveals the unique evolutionary history of a remarkable plant biomass degrader.  Applied and Environmental Microbiology. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00821-13.

Orgill, J. J., H. K. Atiyeh, M. Devarapalli, J. R. Phillips, R. S. Lewis and R. L. Huhnke. 2013. A Comparison of Mass Transfer Coefficients Between Syngas Fermentation Reactors. Bioresource Technology, 133; 340-346.

Ukpong, M. N., H. K. Atiyeh, M. J. M. De Lorme, K. Liu, S. Zhu, R. S. Tanner, M. R. Wilkins and B. S. Stevenson. Physiological response of Clostridium carboxidivorans during conversion of synthesis gas to solvents in a gas-fed bioreactor. Biotechnology and Bioengineering.  109: 2720-2728.

Terrill, J. B., M. R. Wilkins, M. J. M. DeLorme, H. K. Atiyeh and R. S. Lewis. Effect of energetic gas composition on hydrogenase activity and ethanol production in syngas fermentation by Clostridium ragsdalei, Biological Engineering Transactions, (5)2: 87-98.

Wilkins, M. R. and H. K. Atiyeh, “Fermentation”, in “Food and Industrial Bioproducts and Processing”, N. T. Dunford, Ed. Wiley-Blackwell, IW, USA. 2012. pp. 185-204.

Liu, K., H. K. Atiyeh, R. S. Tanner, M. R. Wilkins and R. L. Huhnke. 2012. Fermentative production of ethanol from syngas using novel moderately alkaliphilic strains of Alkalibaculum bacchi, Bioresource Technology, 104: 336-341.

Pessani, N. K., H. K. Atiyeh, M. R. Wilkins, D. D. Bellmer and I. M. Banat. 2011. Simultaneous saccharification and fermentation of Kanlow switchgrass by thermotolerant Kluyveromyces marxianus IMB3: the effect of enzyme loading, temperature and higher solid loadings. Bioresource Technology, 102:10618–10624.

Ramachandriya, K. D., M. R. Wilkins, M. J.M. Delorme, X. Zhu, D. K. Kundiyana, H. K. Atiyeh and R. L. Huhnke. 2011. Reduction of acetone to isopropanol using producer gas fermenting microbes. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 108:2330-2338.

Maddipati, P., Atiyeh, H. K., D. Bellmer and R. L. Huhnke. 2011. Ethanol Production from Syngas by Clostridium Strain P11 Using Corn Steep Liquor as a Nutrient Replacement to Yeast Extract”, Bioresource Technology, 102(11), 6494-6501.

Wilkins, M. R. and H. K. Atiyeh. 2011. Microbial production of ethanol from carbon monoxide. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 22, 1-5.

Babu, B. K., H. K. Atiyeh, M. R. Wilkins and R. L. Huhnke. 2010. Effect of the Reducing Agent Dithiothreitol on Ethanol and Acetic Acid Production by Clostridium Strain P11 Using Simulated Biomass-Based Syngas”, Biological Engineering Transactions. 3(1): 19-35.

Panneerselvam, A., M. R. Wilkins, M. J. M. DeLorme, H. K. Atiyeh and R. L. Huhnke. 2010. Effects of reducing agents on syngas fermentation by “Clostridium ragsdalei”. Biological Engineering Transactions, 2, 135–144.

Kundiyana, D. K., R. L. Huhnke, P. Maddipati, H. K. Atiyeh and M. R. Wilkins. 2010. Feasibility of Incorporating Cotton Seed Extract in Clostridium strain P11 Fermentation Medium During Synthesis Gas Fermentation. Bioresource Technology, 101, 9673–9680.

Atiyeh, H. K., K. Karan, B. Peppley, A. Phoenix, E. Halliop, J. Pharoah. 2007. Experimental Investigation of the Role of a Microporous Layer on the Water Transport and Performance of a PEM Fuel Cell. Journal of Power Sources, 170, 111–121.

Atiyeh, H. K. and B. Davis. 2007. Separation of Sodium Metaborate from Sodium Borohydride Using Nanofiltration Membranes for Hydrogen Storage Application. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 32, 229-236.

Karan, K., H. Atiyeh, A. Phoenix, E. Halliop, J. Pharoah and B. Peppley. 2007. An Experimental Investigation of Water Transport in PEM Fuel Cells: The Role of Microporous Layers. Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters, 10 (2) B34-B38.

Atiyeh, H. K. and Z. Duvnjak. 2005. Purification of Fructose Syrups Produced from Cane Molasses Media Using Ultrafiltration Membranes and Activated Carbon. Separation Science and Technology, 39 (2), 341-362.

Atiyeh, H. and Z. Duvnjak. 2003. Utilization of Raffinose and Melibiose by a Mutant of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 78, 1068-1074.

Atiyeh, H. and Z. Duvnjak. 2003. Production of Fructose and Ethanol from Cane Molasses Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATCC 36858. Acta Biotechnologica, 23 (1), 37-48.

Atiyeh, H. and Z. Duvnjak. 2002. Production of Fructose and Ethanol from Sugar Beet Molasses Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATCC 36858. Biotechnology Progress, 18, 234-239.

Atiyeh, H. and Z. Duvnjak. 2001. Study of the Production of Fructose and Ethanol from Sucrose Media by Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 57, 407-411.

Atiyeh, H. and Z. Duvnjak. 2001. Production of Fructose and Ethanol from Media with High Sucrose Concentrations by a Mutant of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology, 76, 1017-1022.