Personnel

Project Investigators from the University of Kentucky:

  • Rodney Andrews (PI)
    Center for Applied Energy Research; Department of Chemical Engineering
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  • Mark Crocker (co-PI)
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    Email
    Website
  • Seth DeBolt (co-PI)
    Department of Horticulture
    Email
    Website
  • Mark Meier (co-PI)
    Department of Chemistry; Center for Applied Energy Research
    Email
    Website
  • Samuel Morton (co-PI)
    Center for Applied Energy Research
    Email
    Website

Personnel (in addition to PI's)

Univeristy of Kentucky College of Agriculture

  • Carloalberto Petti (Ph.D. University of Galway, Ireland)
  • Venu Mendu Ph.D. University of Kentucky, Lexington)
  • Andrew Shearer (UK Undergraduate)

University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research

  • Justin Mobley (Ph.D. student, Chemistry)
  • Liz Harman-Ware (Ph.D. student, Chemistry)
  • Andrew Placido (CAER junior staff researcher)

Univeristy of Kentucky Chemistry Department

  • Aman Kaur (Ph.D. student, Chemistry)
  • Nikhil Patil (Ph.D. student, Chemistry)

Collaborations

  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory - General collaboration on approaches to lignin deconstruction and issues to be kept in mind looking at fuels via this approach.
  • Pure Lignin Environmental Technology Ltd - Providing lignin purified by their proprietary process for use in the project.
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst - Dr. George Huber and Dr. Jungho Jae have collaborated on deconstruction and global geospatial analysis papers.
  • University of California - Merced - Dr Elliott Campbell (Engineering) collaborated on the geospatial analysis study.
  • Tennessee Technological University - Dr. Joe Bernacki, Department of Chemical Engineering (with co-PI Crocker; co-PI Morton; co-PI DeBolt)
  • University of Massachusetts - Dr. George Huber, Department of Chemical Engineering (with co-PI DeBolt)
  • University of Kentucky - Dr. Bert Lynn, Department of Chemistry (with co-PI Meier)
  • Eastern Kentucky University - Dr. Darrin Smith, Department of Chemistry (with co-PI Morton)
  • Eastern Kentucky University - Dr. Laurel Morton, Department of Chemistry (with co-PI Morton)
  • Sued-Chemie Inc., Louisville, KY - Dr. Wayne Turbeville (with co-PI Crocker)

Other Collaborators

  • Eastern Kentucky University - Andrew Sharits (Collaborative work at CAER)
  • Eastern Kentucky University - Jeremy Wallace (Collaborative work at CAER)
  • Transylvania University - Charlie Thackery (Worked at CAER over summer)
  • UC Merced - Dr. Elliott Campbell, Department of Engineering (with Co-PI Debolt)
  • University of Kentucky - Mr. Tom Shearin, UK AG programmer and systems analyst working on geospatial modeling in ARC GIS
  • University of Massachusetts - Dr. Jungho Jae, Department of Chemical Engineering (with co-PI DeBolt)