Laura Fernandez

Senior Process Engineer/Safety Liaison

As a member of the fermentation team, Laura performs process development, downstream processing, product recovery, and data analysis. Prior to joining the team at ABPDU, she worked with the Biofuels division of the Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research at the University of Louisville where she received her Masters in Chemical Engineering. Her graduate research focused on the purification of biomass hydrolysates in a xylose extraction process. She has also held internships at SABIC, a polymer manufacturing company, and in the QC lab of a winery in Sonoma County.


  • M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville
  • B.S. in Chemical Engineering, University of Louisville

Professional Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Louisville
  • Lab Technician, Clos du Bois Winery
  • Engineering Co-op, SABIC