419 Walters Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210
I believe that sustainable energy will be the key to solving at least 25% of environmental problems. My goal is to understand the science and engineering behind renewable energy to come up with innovative solutions down the road, and perhaps invent a new type of renewable energy that hasn't been conceived yet.
Energy Systems Science & Engineering (and all it encompasses)
"I hated every minute of training, but I said 'Don't quit, suffer now, and live the rest of your life as a champion.'" -Muhammad Ali
Outside of Graduate School
I am an avid music composer, specializing in genres of filmscoring, jazz, Celtic music, small "family" ensembles, and a'cappella (voice only) groups. I have premiered compositions with a dozen groups in four states, including in our own community with the ESF Ecotones in Spring 2013. Additionally I love serving our surrounding community through various community service projects.
I am a motivated, highly active, and enthusiastic person in all environments. I get true pleasure out of discovery and learning, and love to solve problems. I am driven to contribute to human progress towards greener and more sustainable means of meeting our growing energy and material needs. I also love music and dance.
Research Interests Include:
Lignocellulosic Chemistry; Bioprocess Engineering; Lignin Bioplastics; Biorefinery; Cellulosic Biofuels.
I have always been fascinated by green technology. I truly believe that being a part of one of the best schools in the field of environmental sciences will give me an immense opportunity to delve into the exciting, new challenges that this ever-growing field presents to the avid researchers. It will always be my dream to contribute to this field by combining my pharmaceutical and bioprocessing knowledge to develop novel bio-products using green solutions. Apart from my research, I love reading and singing and Iím an occasional dabbler in astronomy and photography.
In the final analysis, its between you and yourself; it was never between you and them anyway.
My research interests include (but are not limited to): Biopharmaceuticals, Bioenergy, Biocatalysis, Lignocellulosics