Brian is a chemical engineer by training and has had more than 7 years of industrial experience. He is a licensed PE of Chemical Engineering in Idaho. Brian’s expertise is in the areas of bioprocessing of biobased resources for renewable energy and value-added products. He teaches in the areas of bioprocess engineering, engineering analysis and design, agricultural process engineering, biofuels and biomass thermochemical conversion technologies at the University of Idaho.
As a PI / co-PI, he has conducted multiple research projects totaling more than $3 million in funding in the past 12 years. Brian has published peer-reviewed research papers in the areas of biodiesel production and utilization, biomass conversion for renewable energy, and biofuels.
He has been actively involved in the USDA sponsored Biodiesel Education Program during the past 10 years and has presented at conferences, technical and business meetings, and workshops on biodiesel production and utilization to various audiences. Brian has served as a proposal review panelist for multiple federal and state grant programs in the area of biomass conversion and renewable energy. He is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous scientific journals and grant programs including USDA CSREES/SBIR, DOE SBIR, etc.
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