NSF REU - Interdisciplinary Sustainable Biobased Products and Energy

Research Areas and Faculty

research-faculty

Feedstock Development

  • Dr. Ramamurthy Mahalingam 

    Dr. Mali (Ramamurthy) Mahalingam

    Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, will lead the project “Identifying functional biomarkers associated with the tillering trait in switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.)”
  • Dr. Ramanjulu Sunkar

    Dr. Ramanjulu Sunkar

    Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, will lead the project “Identifying and characterizing stress regulated microRNAs and their targets in switchgrass”. 
  • Dr. Yanqi Wu

    Yanqi Wu

    Associate Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, will lead the project “Use of DNA molecular markers in assisting the development of bioenergy switchgrass varieties”. 
  • Dr. Gopal Kakani

    Gopal Kakani

    Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, will lead the project “Genotype by environment interactions of energy crops in Oklahoma”. 

Conversion Technologies

  • Dr. Babu Fathepure

    Babu Fathepure

    Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, will lead the project “Molecular and physiological insights into bacterial lignin degradation for biomass pretreatment”. 
  • Dr. Hasan Atiyeh

    Hasan Atiyeh

    Assistant Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, will lead the project “Production of butanol from switchgrass”.   
  • Dr. Danielle Bellmer

    Danielle Bellmer

    Associate Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, will lead the project “Optimizing sugar extraction for biofuel production”. 
  • Dr. Nurhan Dunford

    Nurhan Dunford

    Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, will lead the project “Conversion of wet algal biomass into liquid fuels”.  
  • Dr. Ajay Kumar

    Ajay Kumar

    Assistant Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, will lead the project “Characterizing Oklahoma biomass for thermochemical conversion into biofuels”.

Modeling  

  • Dr. Carol Jones

    Dr. Carol Jones

    Associate Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, will lead the project “Modeling bioproduct production from field to factory”.
  • Dr. Scott Frazier

    Frazier 2011

    Assistant Professor in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, will lead the project “Constructing a biofuel processes life cycle inventory database”. 
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