Lee Rybeck Lynd

Paul E. and Joan H. Queneau Distinguished Professor in Environmental Engineering Design and Adjunct Professor of Biology, Dartmouth
Co-Founder, Director, and Chief Scientific Officer, Mascoma Corporation
Biomass Deconstruction and Conversion Focus Area Leader, DOE Bioenergy Science Center
Executive Committee Chair, Global Sustainable Bioenergy Project

1-603-646-2231
lee.r.lynd@dartmouth.edu

Overview

Professor Lynd is an expert on the production of energy from plant biomass and conducts leading research on microbial cellulose utilization. Professor Lynd’s H-Index of 51 (Google Scholar) is among the highest of researchers with primary activity in the bioenergy field, and Lynd was among the top 5 academic researchers listed in Biofuel Digest’s Top 100 People in Bioenergy in both 2011-12 and 2012-13. Lynd has authored over 150 papers, book chapters, and reviews spanning both laboratory research and visionary analysis. In addition to leading his research group, Lynd’s activities at Thayer School include teaching the undergraduate Systems course as well as graduate courses in Metabolic Engineering and Energy Systems, and curriculum development and strategic planning in the energy area. He also chairs the Executive Committee of the Global Sustainable Bioenergy Project, is a Management Team member and Biomass Deconstruction and Conversion Focus Area Leader for the Department of Energy Bioenergy Science Center, and is Chief Scientific Officer, Director, and Co-Founder of Mascoma Corporation. A frequent presenter on technical and strategic aspects of biomass energy, Lynd has testified three times before the United States Senate, and his work has been featured in both national and international media such as Wired, Forbes, and Nova.

Education

Research Interests

Microbial cellulose utilization; metabolic engineering; innovative biomass processing technologies; sustainable bioenergy futures

Teaching

Selected Publications

Microbial Cellulose Utilization:

Metabolic Engineering:

Innovative Biomass Processing Technologies:

Sustainable Bioenergy Futures:

Honors and Awards

News

Video

TEDxDartmouth - Lee Lynd: Cellulosic Biofuels: Why, Can, Must, and How

April 17, 2010

Lee Lynd, 2007 Winner of Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability

Seminar: Sustainable Biofuels: A Personal Odyssey

October 16, 2009