Postdoctoral Fellows

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Hament Choudhary

Postdoctoral Appointee

Hament Choudhary is interested in lignin depolymerization, synthesizing chemicals from biomass, and the pre-treatment of biomass using ionic liquids or deep eutectic solvents.

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Lalitendu Das

Postdoctoral Appointee

Lalitendu Das’s research interests are in chemical degradation of biomass to value-added chemicals, application of ionic solvents in bioprocessing, biochar technology in agricultural systems, and utilization of waste to energy and materials.

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William Gaillard

Postdoctoral Appointee

William Gaillard is focused on developing electroporation microchips for automated and high throughput cell transfection/transformation in both aerobic and anaerobic environments. He is also investigating novel digital microfluidic approaches for fluid transport as well as novel embedded optical sensors for microfluidic systems.

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Di Liu

Postdoctoral Appointee

Di Liu’s major research interest involves engineering microorganisms to produce renewable chemicals. She is interested in harnessing the potential of microorganisms and building novel metabolic pathways to improve the titer, productivity, and yield of various chemicals.

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Mood Mohan

Postdoctoral Appointee

Mohan’s research is focused on the pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass using green solvents such as Ionic Liquids and Subcritical Water. His research covers phase equilibria of ionic liquids and deep eutectic solvents, conversion of lignocellulosic biomass into value-added chemicals, and prediction of thermodynamic and phase equilibria properties of liquid systems by computational chemistry calculations.

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Somnath Shinde

Postdoctoral Appointee

Somnath Shinde’s current research interests involve algal and lignocellulosic biomass to biofuels, chemical production, and upgrading biorefinery residues for bioblendstocks for fuels, lipids, bioplastics, and other value-added chemicals and materials. He works on algae biomass valorization, through one-pot bioconversion, in to high value added bioproducts.