Brian Davison is Chief Scientist for Biotechnology at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). He is also the Chief Science Officer of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s (DOE’s) new Center for Bioenergy Innovation, and the previous BioEnergy Science Center.
He is a Fellow of AIChE, the Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB), and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. He has served on the Board of AIChE’s Society for Biological Engineering (SBE) since 2012, and has also served on numerous DOE roadmaps and other panels. Davison is an editor for Biotechnology for Biofuels and the Journal of Industrial Biotechnology.
He received an R&D100 Award, the C.D. Scott Award from SIMB, and the ORNL Science Communicator Award. He is also an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville. He was an Area 15 (Food, Pharmaceutical, and Bioengineering) plenary speaker at the 2014 AIChE Annual Meeting. He earned his BSE from the Univ. of Rochester and his PhD from CalTech, both in chemical engineering.