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Rebecca O’Toole

Energy Conversion and Storage


Supervising Faculty: Tom Zawodzinski

Rebecca (Becca) was born and raised in sunny South Florida. She graduated with her bachelors degree from the University of Florida in December 2015. Her undergraduate years were filled with travel and research experiences. From Spring 2013 until graduation, Becca worked in the Soltis lab of Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genetics. The summer of 2013 she studied abroad in Osnabruck, Germany learning about the numerous renewable energy resources Germany implements, along with the wine and beer culture. The summer of 2014 she was at Auburn University for an REU in the Chemical Engineering department working on biomass pretreatment.

The summer of 2015 she worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in metabolic engineering. She enjoyed Tennessee and the wealth of opportunity the Bredesen Center offered she decided to stay for her PhD. She is passionate about renewable energy and hopes her future careers engage that passion and produce valuable results for the field.


Bachelors of Science in Biological Engineering from the University of Florida


Google Scholar Profile: Becca O'Toole

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