Paul Dauenhauer Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceUniversity of MinnesotaPaul J. Dauenhauer is Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. He serves as Co-Director of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He worked for the Dow Chemical Company as a Senior Research Engineer in Midland, MI, and Freeport, TX. His work on catalysis and reaction engineering of renewable feedstocks has been highlighted by numerous awards including the DOE Early Career, NSF CAREER, the Rutherford Aris Excellence in Reaction Engineering Award, and the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. He has presented the Thiele Lecture at Notre Dame in 2017 and the Mellichamp Lecture at Purdue in 2016. His is the co-founder of Sironix Renewables and inventor of the flagship technology for Activated Research Company.