Jason Ryder

Jason Ryder

Executive Director, Master of Bioprocess Engineering Program

Adjunct Professor

email: ryder@berkeley.edu
office: 121 Lewis Hall
phone: 510.684.5610

Courses Taught

  • CHMENG 170A: Biochemical Engineering
  • CHMENG 170B: Biochemical Engineering
  • CHMENG 275: Advanced Bioprocess Engineering
  • CHMENG 275L: Advanced Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory
  • CHMENG 298B: Seminar in Bioprocess Engineering

Research Interests

Jason Ryder is a biochemical engineer and entrepreneur with experience in bioprocess and product development, engineering design, scale up, and commercialization in the industrial biotech and food tech sectors. His professional work has ranged from small molecules to proteins with applications spanning sustainable chemicals, fuels, materials, and foods.

Industrial Experience

Jason is currently Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Joywell Foods, a food and biotechnology technology company focused on developing high quality protein sweeteners and taste modifiers for the food and beverages industry. Prior to Joywell Foods, Jason spent time in senior technical leadership roles at Amyris, Bolt Threads, and Hampton Creek Foods.


B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Alabama (1997)Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley (2003)