Dave Humbird


Cellulosic Ethanol, Synthetic Biology Economics, Process Simulation, Reactor Design

Dave has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and is a registered Professional Engineer in Colorado.  He has >20 years of experience in conceptual process design, techno-economic analysis, and scientific computing, spanning the renewable fuels, petrochemical, and semiconductor industries. Dr. Humbird is presently an engineering consultant to technology developers in the renewable chemicals, biorefining, synthetic biology, and beverage sectors. As an AspenTech software expert, Dave specializes in the modeling and simulation of new chemical and biochemical processes: flowsheet simulations in Aspen Plus, preliminary CAPEX estimates in Aspen Capital Cost Estimator, and first-principles unit operation modeling in Aspen Custom Modeler. Contact Dave