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Beth (Papanek) Conerty

Energy Science and Engineering PhD, 2016


Current Employment: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

After graduating, Beth took a job at ORNL for a year and a half working in the Industrial Partnerships and Economic Development group. There she helped start the Innovation Crossroads program assisting startup companies access national lab resources. She is currently the Business Development Manager for the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Lab at the University of Illinois


Dissertation Title: Improving Metabolic Engineering and Characterization of Clostridium thermocellum for Improved Cellulosic Ethanol Production 

Mentor: Adam Guss

Dissertation Description: Working with microorganisms other than the traditional yeast and E. coli for bioconversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks to value-added fuels and chemicals. 


PhD in Energy Science and Engineering - University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Master of Science in Bioenergy - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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