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Synergy of Research

2013 C2B2 Fellowship Program

 

The Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels (C2B2) solicits research proposals from the partner institutions in search of highly innovative research projects covering all aspects of renewable resource conversion. Each year, a portion of these Fellowship Grant Proposals are selected for funding using C2B2 Center Sponsorship dollars.

The C2B2 Fellowship Program seeks to better recognize researcher efforts in the investigation of converting renewable resources into fuels, chemicals, and materials. Previously the Seed Scholar Program, C2B2 now offers the new Fellowship Program.

 

C2B2 Past Fellowship Project Awardees

Below is a list of the Fellowship Projects selected for funding in the 2013 Fellowship Program, organized by C2B2 research thrust. To review information on prior Seed Scholar projects, click on the "Seed Grant Archive" links at the bottom of the page.


 

2013 Fellowship Recipients:

Feedstock Engineering, Plant Biotechnology, and Crop Science

Fellowship Project: Replisome Engineering in Synechococcus for Improved Recombineering Efficiencies
Awardee: Hanna Aucoin
Advising Principal Investigator: Naneette Boyle
C2B2 Institution: Colorado School of Mines

Fellowship Project: Reducing Protein Cross-linking in Plant Cell Walls to Improve Biofuel Production
Awardee: Margaret Fleming
Advising Principal Investigator: Patricia Bedinger
C2B2 Institution: Colorado State University

Fellowship Project: Lignin Levers: Translating the Role of OsVOZ Transcription Factors in Lignin Biosynthesis for Improved and Sustainable Feedstocks
Awardee: Jillian Lang
Advising Principal Investigator: Jan E. Leach
C2B2 Institution: Colorado State University

 

Biochemical Engineering

Fellowship Project: Overexpression of Abscisic Acid-Related Genes in Chlorophyta Species
Awardee: Mario Aguiar
Advising Principal Investigator: Ken Reardon
C2B2 Institution: Colorado State University

Fellowship Project: Enhanced Cellulase Stability in Ionic Liquids via Library-Scale Computational Protein Design
Awardee: Lucas Johnson
Advising Principal Investigator: Christopher Snow
C2B2 Institution: Colorado State University

Fellowship Project: Functional Genomics of Hybridvigor During Fermentation
Awardee: Nadia Sampaio
Advising Principal Investigator: Lucas J. Argueso
C2B2 Institution: Colorado State University

 

Thermochemical Engineering

Fellowship Project: Hydrogenation of Biomass-Derived Oxygenates Using Ni-Based Catalysts
Awardee: Simon Pang
Advising Principal Investigator: Will Medlin
C2B2 Institution: University of Colorado

 

Process Engineering

Fellowship Project: "Tuning" Microbial Fuel Cell Community Metabolism for Separations in Bio-Succinic Acid Production
Awardeer: Jeremy Chignell
Advising Principal Investigator: Ken Reardon
C2B2 Institution: Colorado State University

Fellowship Project: Developing a Method for Efficient Catalyst Screening and Design
Awardee: Matthew Montemore
Advising Principal Investigator: Will Medlin
C2B2 Institution: University of Colorado

 


Seed Grant Archive:

  1. 2007 Seed Grants
  2. 2008 Seed Grants
  3. 2009 Seed Grants
  4. 2010 Seed Grants
  5. 2011 Seed Grants

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