Director and principal investigator
232 Riley-Robb hall
Tel.: (607) 255-2478
Fax: (607) 255-4080
Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, Lansing, 1978.
M.S. in Agricultural Engineering, Michigan State University, Lansing, 1975.
B.S. in Physics, Michigan State University, Lansing, 1974.
2009-Outstanding Faculty/Staff Award from the College of Agriculture and Life Science Alumni Association and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
2009-Elected as a fellow in the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering.
2009-Black Enterprise Magazine, Master of Innovation Award.
2008-Outstanding Alumnus Award from the Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
2007-Michigan State University Biological and Agricultural Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award.
2006-Alice H. Cook and Constance E. Cook Award for support of women at Cornell.
2005-Recognized for Outstanding Contributions a member of the Biomass Research and Development Committee, The National Biomass Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture.
2005-New York Science, Technology and Academic Research (NYSTAR) Faculty Development Award.
January 2009 - Present, Director, the Cornell Biofuels Research Laboratory.
January 2005 - Present, Director, the Northeast Sun Grant Institute of Excellence.
September 2001 - December 2001, Visiting Scientist, Centre National De La Rescherche Scientifique (CNRS), Nancy, France.
November 1993 - Present, Professor (with tenure), Cornell University.
February 1985 - October 1993, Associate Professor (with tenure), Cornell University.
September 1985 - August, 1986 - Visiting Professor, Purdue University.
January 1979 - January, 1985 - Assistant Professor, Cornell University.
January 1978 - December, 1978 - Process Engineer, Tennessee Valley Authority.
Member, Agricultural and Biological Engineering Graduate Field, Cornell University.
Member, Chemical Engineering Graduate Field, Cornell University.
Member, the National Academies' Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board (ARLTAB) and Panels (2012 - Present)
Member, National Research Council Committee on Sustainable Development of Algal Biomass (2011 - Present)
Member, National Research Council Panel on Sensors and Electron Devices (2011 - Present)
Member, Ad Hoc Research Committee on Bio-Energy, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (2010 - Present)
Member, New York State Climate Action Plan Advisory Panel, (5th January 2010 - Present)
Director, Godavari Biorefineries, Inc., Board of Directors (1st October, 2009 - Present)
Adviser, Renewable Fuels Roadmap and Sustainable Biomass Feedstock Supply Assessment for New York (30th September 2008 - Present)
Invited Participant, Sustainability of Biofuels Workshop, 2008, Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of Agriculture (October 28th - 29th, 2009)
Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers in Industrial Biotechnology (February 2011 - Present)
Member, Advisory Board, Presidential Form on Renewable Energy (2007-Present).
Co-Editor In Chief, Journal of Industrial Biotechnology (January 2005 - Present).
Member, NRC Committee on Review of the Department of Energy's Genomics: GTL program (August 2, 2005 through March 31, 2006).
Member, National Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (November 2000- June 2005).
Member, Executive Committee, Cornell Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC).
Member, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), Higher Education Committee (HEC)'s Steering Committee.