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Micah Sheppard

Graduate Student

Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room: E18-524
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

Phone: (617) 258-8037
E-mail: micahjs@mit.edu

Education

B.S.E. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
University of Pennsylvania, 2008

Research Description

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.