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 transport processes, bioprocess engineering, engineering analysis and design, and agricultural process engineering at the University of Idaho.
As a PI / co-PI, he has conducted multiple research projects totaling $2.5 million in funding in the past seven years. Brian has published peer-reviewed research papers in the areas of biodiesel production and utilization, biomass conversion for renewable energy, and bioconversion for secondary metabolites from fungal and plant cell cultures.
He has been actively involved in the USDA sponsored Biodiesel Education Program during the past six 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.Visit Dr. He's personal Web site for a complete listing of Publications and Accomplishments