Art Ragauskas, Ph.D., held the first Fulbright Chair in Alternative Energy and serves as a Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science and TAPPI. His research program at Georgia Institute of Technology is seeking to understand and exploit innovative sustainable bioresources. This multifaceted program is targeted to develop new and improved applications for nature’s premiere renewable biopolymers for biomaterials, biofuels, biopower, and bio-based chemicals. His research program has/is been sponsored by NSF, USDA, DOE, GA Traditional Industry Program, a consortium of industry partners, and several fellowship programs. His Fulbright sponsored activities at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, focused on the forest biorefinery and new biofuel conversion technologies for lignocellulosics. Currently, he manages a research group of thirty three graduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, a research scientist, and visiting scientists. His students have won several awards He has published over 220 papers, patents, and conference proceedings and has acted as an Invited Visiting Professor at Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, Royal Institute of Technology/ STFi, Stockholm, Sweden, and South China University of Technology, China.
Biography Updated on 6 December 2011