Dr. Scott W. Pryor

Office:

Room 201
Engineering Administration Building
NDSU Dept. 2450
PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Phone:
701-231-8432;
Fax: 701-231-8957

Dr. Scott W. Pryor

Professor; Associate Dean in the College of Engineering

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Degrees

PhD (Biological and Environmental Engineering) Cornell University 2005

BS (Agricultural and Biological Engineering) Cornell University 1993 

Research Interests

Expertise Areas

  • Biofuel Production from Cellulosic Feedstocks
  • Biobased Chemicals and Materials
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Process Optimization
  • Solid State and Liquid Fermentation Systems

Research interests

  • Interaction of biomass pretreatment and densification on enzymatic hydrolysis
  • Biomass pretreatment and fermentation for biofuel or chemical production
  • Recovery and efficacy of immobilized cellulases
  • Rapid biomass compositional analysis
  • Protein utilization for industrial bioproducts

Professional Experience

  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs – NDSU College of Engineering, 2017-present
  • Professor – NDSU ABEN, 2018-present
  • Associate Professor (80% Research, 20% Teaching) – NDSU ABEN, 2012-2018
  • Visiting Professor/ Fulbright Scholar – University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, 2015-2016
  • Assistant Professor (80% Research, 20% Teaching) – NDSU ABEN, 2006-2012
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate – Cargill Acidulants, Eddyville, IA, 2005
  • Environmental Engineer – Brown and Caldwell, St. Paul, MN, 1998-1999
  • Peace Corps Volunteer/Mathematics Teacher – U.S. Peace Corps, , Tanzania, 1994-1997

Courses Taught

  • ABEN 110 - Introduction to Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
  • ABEN 189 - Skills for Academic Success
  • ABEN 456/656 - Biobased Energy
  • ABEN 491 - Senior Seminar
  • ABEN 750 - Bioprocess Engineering
  • ENGR 292 - Cornerstone Engineering (Pilot first-year, project-based engineering course)
  • PLSC 379/779 - Bioenergy Crops: The European View: Faculty-led study abroad course with Marisol Berti (Plant Science)