Energy Center

Biofuels Engineering

Research activities in this group deal with development of novel biotechnologies and catalytic processes for scalable production of new energy-rich biofuels.

Researchers

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Mahdi Abu-Omar
(CHM)

Catalysis

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Rakesh Agrawal
(CHE)

Biomass to liquid fuels

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David Bahr
(MSE)

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W. Nicholas Delgass
(CHE)

Catalysis, kinetics, design & characterization

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Abigail Engelberth
(ABE)

Design of recovery process of valuable co-products

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Stephen Heister
(AAE)

Solid, hybrid and liquid rocket engine developments

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Nancy Ho
(CHE-Emeritus)

Recombinant yeasts for effective sugar fermentation

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Mary Johnson
(AT)

Sustainability analysis in aviation

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Hilkka Kenttämaa
(CHM)

Lignin, cellulose, mass spectrometry, HPLC, fast pyrolysis

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Michael Ladisch
(ABE)

Bioenergy, bioproducts, biorecovery, and bionanotechnology

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Denver Lopp
(AT)

Aviation fuel

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John Morgan
(CHE)

Enzyme manipulation for bioreactor design

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Nathan Mosier
(ABE)

Bioprocessing & biocatalysis

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Fabio Ribeiro
(CHE)

Catalytic conversion of biomass to bio-fuels

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(ABE)

Yeast improvement for biofuels production
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Garth Simpson
(CHM)

Developing & applying non-linear instrumentation

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David Stanley
(AT)

Aviation fuel

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J. Mark Thom
(AT)

Alternative fuels and propulsion systems

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Avind Varma
(CHE)

Conversion

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Rajamani Gounder
(CHE)

Catalytic conversion of biomass to biofuels

Technical Contact

Dr. Nicholas Carpita
Department of Botany & Plant Pathology
e-mail: carpita@purdue.edu

Collaborating Laboratories

Biofeedstock and Water Quality Project
Center for Direct Catalytic Conversion of Biomass to Biofuels (C3Bio)
Laboratory of Renewable Resource Engineering (LORRE)
Purdue Center for Research on Energy Systems and Policy (CRESP)
Purdue Extension Bioenergy Series
The Air Transport Insitute for Environmental Sustainability (Air TIES)

About the Energy Center

The Center’s mission is to grow the Purdue energy research and education enterprise. We engage researchers and students in a community that delivers new discoveries and develops disruptive technologies with national and global impact.


Contact

Maureen McCann

Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Pankaj Sharma

Managing Director, Energy Center,
Global Sustainability Institute

Mann Hall, Rm 105
203 South Martin Jischke Dr.
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971