Robert C. Brown
- Citation name: Brown, R. C.
- Affiliation: Iowa State University
- State: IA
- Country: USA
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.