Our Team

Excellence in Innovation and Execution

Bio-Innovation Relies On A Multi-Disciplinary Approach

With the new generation of advanced biofuels and bioproducts, there is a confluence of expertise and knowledge that needs to be garnered from related industries like paper and pulp, biotech, chemicals, polymers, and pharmaceuticals. The cross-cutting technologies, such as biological and chemical catalysis, and process engineering and integration strategies often lie in the domain of the chemical industry, for example, and can be applied to develop a novel process chain that can reduce the cost of biofuel and bioproduct manufacturing.

 

Broad Experience in Related Industries

Our team of engineers, associates and scientists collectively has decades of industry and related experience in diverse areas of energy, materials, nanotechnology, molecular biology, biofuels, and biochemical process development and manufacturing. From applying the principles of the pulp and paper industry to improve solids handling and catalysis, to adapting fermentation equipment typically used in the pharmaceutical industry, we are proud to have a talented, multi-disciplinary team that pools their significant expertise to forge new ground in bio-innovation.

Where Our Team Has Worked At

Companies that members of our team have worked at

Meet Our Team

Dr. Deepti Tanjore, Ph.D.

Research Scientist – Fermentation and Recovery

Dr. Eric Sundstrom, Ph.D.

Senior Process Engineer

Akash Narani

Bio-Process/Facilities Engineer

Dr. Jipeng Yan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher

Shawn Chang

Bioprocess and Facilities Research Associate

Chyi-Shin Chen

Process Engineer

Ling Liang

Process Engineer

Jan-Philip Prahl

Fermentation/Recovery Process Engineer

Isaac Wolf

Fermentation/Recovery Process Engineer

Dr. Gabriella Papa, Ph.D.

Project Scientist-Process Analytical Chemist

Gregory Bontemps

Fermentation Research Associate