Thaddeus Ezeji completed his Ph.D. degree 11 years ago from University of Rostock,Rostock,Germany and Postdoctoral studies from University of Illinois, Urbana and Champaign, Ill,USA.He is currently an Assistant Professor of microbiology, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio,USA and Ohio State Agricultural and Development Center (OARDC),Columbus & Wooster campuses. His research emphasis is on pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass and conversion into biofuels and other bioproducts in conjunction with development of new microbial strains that are both capable of utilizing mixtures (pentose and hexose sugars) of lignocellulosic derived sugars and resistant to microbial inhibitors present in the lignocellulosic hydrolysates. Additionally, Dr. Ezeji’s laboratory conducts research activities on probiotics, metabolomics, genetic, and metabolic engineering of solventogenic (butanologenic) clostridia. In collaboration with other faculty members, Dr. Ezeji is involved in outreach program which addresses emerging issues faced by Ohio’s expanding bioenergy sector. Dr. Ezeji has published more than 50 papers and book chapters in reputed journals and books. He is a Coeditor of two books and Associate Editor of three international journals.
Biography Updated on 8 July 2012