Aydin K. Sunol is a Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida. He was educated in Chemical Engineering (BS, Bogazici University; Ph.D. from Va. Tech, 1982) and Industrial Engineering (M.Eng, Va. Tech). He has edited three books on Batch Processing Systems, Artificial Intelligence in Engineering, and Pollution Prevention through Supercritical Fluids as well as having over three hundred publications and presentations. He has won departmental teaching award at Virginia Tech (1981), The College of Engineering Teaching Award at U. of South Florida (1984) and the University of South Florida Outstanding Teaching award (2003). He directed the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Batch Processing Systems (1991) and initiated the Artificial Intelligence program in Systems group of Technical Chemistry at ETH Zurich Switzerland (1989).
He regularly teaches chemical capstone process design course which has rich industrial flavor. One of his first Industrial research projects was with Anheuser Busch.
Desiree Chubb is the Director of Quality Assurance here at 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg. Desiree’s role as the laboratory director is to ensure that 3 Daughters Brewing products are produced at a consistent level of high quality. Desiree, a Bradenton resident with a background in business, spent ten years in investment banking and management before returning to college to study Natural Sciences at the State College of Florida. Desiree graduated in Fall 2015 with a degree in Biotechnology and is currently pursuing a degree in Biology with a minor in Biophysics at USFSP. Desiree was a top four finalist for Outstanding Graduate and was awarded the Biotechnology student of the year award. Desiree presently teaches students in the USFSP Brewing Arts program quality assurance laboratory techniques, supervises interns from several local colleges, is an active Industry Partner at the State College of Florida.
Doug Clark is an accomplished brewer with experience brewing in New York City, Munich and here in Tampa. His brews have won medals with the Great American Beer Festival, US Open Beer Championships, Southeast Regional Championships and Best Florida Beer Championships. Doug is also a graduate of the esteemed brewing school, the Siebel Institute in Chicago and the Doemens Academy in Germany, and obtained his Master Brewer's diploma in 2013. Doug is also a member of the Tampa Brewers Guild, the Tampa Bay Beer Week committee as well as the Brewers Association. In addition to brewing Doug has over seven years experience in beverage sales and distribution. Three years as a beer distributor for Union Beer Distributors and four years as the District Manager of Sales for Evian Water in New York City. Doug also has experience in the service industry as a bartender, manager and general manager of the Westside Restaurant Group (NYC). No matter the career, one could always find Doug sitting behind a drum set either in a pit orchestra for a New York musical or in the studio for a session or on the stage. "To me, creating beer and playing music is harmonious as both require creativity and discipline....and are both a blast to do."
Prof. Ryan Toomey has taught in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Florida since 2005. His research is focused on polymer thin films and smart materials, or materials that can adapt to different functionality depending on their environment. He is known to occasionally drink beer.