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Arthur J. Ragauskas

Arthur J. Ragauskas

Chair
The University of Tennessee-Knoxville
USA

Biography

Arthur Ragauskas held the first Fulbright Chair in Alternative Energy and is a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, the International Academy of Wood Science and TAPPI. In 2014, he assumed a Governor’s Chair for Biorefining based in University of Tennessee’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, with a complementary appointment in the UT Institute of Agriculture’s Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries and serves in the US Energy and Environmental Sciences Directorate, Biosciences Division, at ORNL. His research program is directed at understanding and exploiting innovative sustainable bioresources. This multifaceted program is targeted to develop new and improved applications for nature’s premiere renewable biopolymers for biofuels, biopower, and bio-based materials and chemicals. He is the recipient of the 2014 TAPPI Gunnar Nicholson Gold Medal Award, ACS Affordable Green Chemistry award and 2017 Green Process Engineering American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Research Interest

Green Chemistry, Green Process Engineering