Jeffrey Lacey | AIChE

Jeffrey Lacey

Staff Scientist
Idaho National Laboratory

Dr. Jeffrey Lacey is a research scientist at the Idaho National Laboratory in the Biological and Chemical Science and Engineering Department. His experience includes bioenergy research, gene expression profiling, and environmental remediation. His interests lie in feedstock valorization by characterizing the natural complexity of biomass feedstocks and using this information to improve the economics and performance of biomass feedstocks in conversion processes. His current work has focused on biomass feedstock quality improvement through the deconstruction and separation of biomass into fractions with unique physical and chemical properties. He is also applying the same characterization and fractionation principals to other low-cost feedstocks, including municipal solid wastes and waste plastic. He holds a Ph.D. in plant science from the University of Idaho. He has been named to the INL Inventors Hall of Fame three times, in 2014, 2015, and 2017. He is also the co-owner of JEM Innovations, a small start-up business that specializes in additive manufacturing techniques and robotics (3D printing, laser cutting) to develop products for hunting and outdoor sports, automotive restoration, and other prototyping.