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Affiliate Faculty
Department of Chemistry

Research Interests

Dr. Michael F. Crowley is a principal scientist in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Biosciences Center, having joined the laboratory in 2007 to develop a simulation and theory team. He leads the theory, modeling, and simulation efforts for biofuels research. He is the principal investigator for the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) project "Biochemical Process Modeling and Simulation," in which enzyme digestion, metabolic modeling, and reactor and process design are the main thrusts. He is co-principal investigator and leads the modeling thrust of C3Bio, the Energy Frontier Research Center, in which NREL is a partner with Purdue, and multiple other collaborative projects in biofuels and computational chemistry research. He and his team maintain a level of productivity that produces on the order of 15 peer-reviewed articles a year and as many presentations, and they are regarded internationally as arguably the most productive and authoritative center for biofuel and biomass simulation and theory. Complete Research Profile