CBE Seminar Series Presents Dr. David Hodge
- Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 4:10pm to 5:00pm
- Roberts Hall, 301 - view map
Dr. David Hodge is an associate professor in MSU’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Research in Dr. Hodge’s group addresses the challenges associated with the conversion and fractionation of plant-derived carbon sources to renewable fuels and bioproducts. One research theme is how improved characterization of the chemical, structural, and physical changes to the plant cell wall and the spectrum of compounds solubilized from the cell wall can better inform technologies for plant cell wall conversion to renewable fuels and chemicals.
In this presentation “Production of Renewable Fuels, Chemicals, and Materials from Plant Biomass through Integrated Conversion Processes,” Dr. Hodge will highlight examples of work utilizing characterization data in empirical and mechanistic models to predict plant cell wall responses to a conversion process. Additionally, potential research opportunities that integrate microbial biofilms into biological conversion pathways for biomass-to-bioproducts technologies will be discussed.
If you would like to meet with Dr. Hodge, please contact him at email@example.com