G. Peter van Walsum
Dr. Peter van Walsum is Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Maine, where he leads the Forest Bioproducts Research Institute (FBRI) biological processing research cluster. Prior to coming to U. Maine, van Walsum was assistant and then associate professor of Environmental Science at Baylor University, TX, where he served as graduate program director. Van Walsum is a professional chemical engineer and has also worked in process engineering for AMEC Americas and Shell Canada. Peter holds a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from Dartmouth College, as well as Masters and Bachelor degrees in Chemical Engineering from McGill University and a BA in Geology from Williams College, MA. His current research interests center on production of biofuels and bioproducts from renewable resources. In particular, his current work focuses on integration of bioproduct technology into existing bioresource industries such as pulp and paper, dairy, and aquaculture.