Current Members

Research Staff

Chandra, Richard Research Associate, Pretreatment
Hu, Jinguang Postdoc, Enzymes/Fiber modification
Tecson, Gladys Group Manager
Van Dyk, Susan Postdoc, IEA Bioenergy Task 39/ Enzymes


Graduate Students

Degree Project
Aissa, Kevin PhD Enzyme recovery
Van der Zwan, Timo PhD Understanding and enhancing enzyme-mediated fiber modification for dissolution and deconstruction of lignocellulosic biomass
 Zhai, Rui PhD Influence of pretreatment-derived soluble compounds on the specific enzyme activities and efficiency of biomass hydrolysis.
 Zhong, Na “Joanna” PhD High consistency hydrolysis and fermentation of lignocellulosic substrates for improved ethanol production.
 Larock, Fraser MSc Expanding forest certifications to include forest residues for making biojet fuels
 Lin, Mandy MSc Benefits of two-stage pretreatments to recover cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin from softwood pellets.
Mboowa, Drake MSc Enzyme recovery
Ringsred, Anna MSc Life cycle analysis of biojet fuels
Vargas Figueroa, Daniela MSc Assess the efficiency of novel accessory enzymes for enhancing biomass deconstruction
Wu, Adam PhD Pretreatment


Visiting Scholars

Junjie Wang  Mitacs Intern
Alexander Sigg Technical University of Munich