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Principal Investigator:

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Joe Sagues, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Biological & Agricultural Engineering

North Carolina State University

Education & Academic R&D Experience:
 

  • PhD, Forest Biomaterials
    North Carolina State University
    2018 - 2020

     

  • MS, Chemical Engineering
    University of Florida 
    2015 - 2017

     

  • MS, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
    University of Florida
    2015 - 2017

     

  • BS, Agricultural & Biological Engineering
    University of Florida
    2009 - 2012

Non-Academic R&D Experience:
 

  • Research Fellow (SCGSR)
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    US Department of Energy
    2020
     

  • Summer Scholar
    Green Chemistry Institute
    American Chemical Society
    2019
     

  • Technology-to-Market Scholar
    Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy
    Department of Energy
    2018

     

  • Senior Bioprocess Engineer
    Stan Mayfield Biorefinery
    University of Florida & Georgia Pacific LLC
    2012 - 2015
    YouTube video of the biorefinery

Graduate Students:

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Trevor Vook
MS Student & Graduate Research Assistant
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
North Carolina State University


Education:
BS Mechanical Engineering, 2020
North Carolina State University

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Vanessa Rondon Berrio
PhD Student & Graduate Research Assistant
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
North Carolina State University


Education:
MS Biotechnology, 2020
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

BS Biological Engineering, 2010
Universidad Nacional de Colombia

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Julia Cunniffe
MS Student & Graduate Research Assistant
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
North Carolina State University


Education:
BS Biological Systems Engineering, 2019
University of California, Davis

Ethan Woods
PhD Student & Graduate Research Assistant
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
North Carolina State University


Education:
BS Biosystems Engineering, 2021
Auburn University

Lilian Lower
MS Student & Graduate Research Assistant
Biological & Agricultural Engineering
North Carolina State University


Education:
BS Civil Engineering, 2021
Gonzaga University

Undergraduate Students:

Luke Szoch
Undergraduate Research Assistant
2021 REEP Scholar
2nd Year Student, Biological Engineering

North Carolina State University
 

Paige Seibert
Undergraduate Research Assistant
2021 OUR Summer Research Awardee
2020 Park Scholar
2nd Year Student, Biological Engineering

North Carolina State University
 

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Delani McKee
Undergraduate Research Assistant
4th Year Student, Biological Engineering

North Carolina State University