Dr. Radhakrishnan Mahadevan

Most chemicals are made from petroleum feedstocks and replacing them with sustainable feedstocks is essential for moving to a zero-carbon emissions economy. Bioprocesses operate at lower temperatures and pressures and have high specificity. These benefits combined with recent computational advances (e.g., structure prediction) and experimental developments (e.g., genome editing) in engineering biology motivates the application of bioengineering for sustainable chemicals production.