Energy Center

Feedstock Improvement

Research activities in this group deal with gene discovery in plants and microbes that leads to improvements in productivity, recovery, quality and end-use in biofuels from energy crop plants and microbes.

Researchers

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Nicholas Carpita
(BTNY)

Lignocellulosic bioenergy crops

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Clint Chapple
(BCHM)

Plant secondary metabolism

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Laszlo Csonka
(BIOL)

Genetic engineering of plant cells

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Brian Dilkes
(HORT)

Genetics and breeding

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Stanton Gelvin
(BIOL)

Plant molecular biology

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Sherman Louis
(BIOL)

Photosynthetic membranes


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Maureen McCann
(BIOL)

Plant cell and molecular biology


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Richard Meilan
(FNR)

Genetics


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Christopher Staiger
(BIOL)

Plant/cell developmental biology


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Daniel Szymanski
(AGRY)

Genetics and cell biology of plant growth


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Bernard Tao
(ABE)

Biopolymer synthesis & genetic engineering


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Mitchell Tuinstra
(AGRY)

Translational genomics for crop improvement


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Clifford Weil
(AGRY)

Maize genetics




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