Biofuels Experts

Arthur Ragauskas

Governor's Chair for Biorefining, Professor of Chemical Engineering

Arthur Ragauskas’s main research focus is on finding plant and natural materials for both fuel and power sources, with a secondary focus on finding ways of using plants and natural materials for use in health care and packing materials.

Stephen Paddison

Ferguson Faculty Fellow and Gibson Endowed Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular and Engineering

Stephen Paddison is helping shape the future of alternative fuels through his research into fuel cells.

David "Butch" Irick

David “Butch” Irick

Research Associate Professor of Mechanical Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering

David “Butch” Irick focuses his research on alternate forms of transportation, fuels, and engines, as well as being the faculty sponsor of the university’s EcoCar program.

Terry Hazen

Governor's Chair for Environmental Biotechnology

Terry Hazen is the Governor’s Chair for environmental biotechnology and specializes in bioremediation and bioenergy.