Thanh Yen Nguyen
Thanh Yen Nguyen received her B.S. in Biochemical Engineering from the University of California, Davis. She began her work in research and development as a Process Development Engineer at the start-up biopesticides company, Marrone Bio Innovations, where she worked towards optimizing the fermentation process of growing Pseudomonas Fluorescenc to obtain maximal productivity. She is currently a graduate student at the University of California, Riverside pursuing a Ph.D. in bioengineering, where she was awarded the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship at the end of her second year. As a part of the Aqueous Biomass Processing Group led by Dr. Charles Wyman, she currently focuses her research on developing and understanding the process of converting lignocellulosic biomass into ethanol using the CELF pretreatment technology.