Robert C. Brown | AIChE

Robert C. Brown

Citation name

Brown, R. C.


Iowa State University





Dr. Brown is Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering and Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University (ISU). Dr. Brown is the founding director of the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI), which coordinates ISU’s research, educational, and outreach activities related to biobased products and bioenergy. His research interests focus on the thermochemical processing of biomass into energy, fuels and chemicals. He has written widely on bioenergy, including the textbook Biorenewable Resources: Engineering New Products from Agriculture. His book Why Are We Producing Biofuels for general readership received the Book of the Year Award from Biofuels Digest in 2012.

Groups/Topicals chaired or co-chaired

Topical Conference: Thermal Deconstruction of Biomass
2017 Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1102-8)

Sessions chaired or co-chaired

Biomass Thermal Deconstruction Via Fast Pyrolysis Biorefineries
2017 Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1102-8)

Areas chaired or co-chaired

Thermal Deconstruction of Biomass
2017 Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1102-8)


Associated proceedings 

2014 AIChE Annual Meeting
2016 AIChE Annual Meeting
2015 AIChE Annual Meeting Proceedings
2017 Annual Meeting
2018 Spring Meeting and 14th Global Congress on Process Safety
2013 AIChE Annual Meeting