Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA
Phone: (617) 258-8037
B.S.E. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Pennsylvania, 2008
Traditional ideal fuel compounds, like iso-octane, are composed of highly branched carbon chains. While there are some natural routes towards highly branched carbon chains they predominately exist in secondary metabolic pathways. I am interested in exploring the manipulation of primary metabolism towards the synthesis of fuel-like compounds.