Affiliate Faculty

Phone: (303) 384-7806

Email: Gregg.Beckham@nrel.gov

Websitewww.nrel.gov/gbeckham

Education:

  • 2002 B.S. Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University
  • 2004 MS Chemical Engineering Practice, MIT
  • 2007 PhD Chemical Engineering, MIT

About: Gregg T. Beckham is a Senior Research Fellow at NREL and an Affiliate Faculty member in Chemistry at CSU. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at MIT in 2007. He currently leads and works with an interdisciplinary team of biologists, chemists, and engineers at NREL on conversion of biomass to chemicals and materials and plastics upcycling.

Selected publications:

  1. Harry P. Austin, Mark D. Allen, Bryon S. Donohoe, Nicholas A. Rorrer, Fiona Kearns, Rodrigo Silveira, Benjamin Pollard, Graham Dominick, Ramona Duman, Kamel El Omari, Vitaliy Mykhaylyk, Armin Wagner, William E. Michener, Antonella Amore, Munir S. Skaf, Michael F. Crowley, Alan W. Thorne, Christopher W. Johnson, H. Lee Woodcock*, John E. McGeehan*, and Gregg T. Beckham*, “Structural evolution and characterization of a plastic-degrading aromatic polyesterase”, PNAS (2018) 115, 4350-4357.
  2. Larry E. Taylor II, Brandon C. Knott, John O. Baker, P. Markus Alahuhta, Sarah E. Hobdey, Jeffrey G. Linger, Vladimir V. Lunin, Antonella Amore, Venkataramanan Subramanian, Kara Podkaminer, Qi Xu, Todd A. VanderWall, Logan A. Schuster, Yogesh B. Chaudhari, William S. Adney, Michael F. Crowley, Michael E. Himmel, Stephen R. Decker*, Gregg T. Beckham*, “Engineering enhanced cellobiohydrolase activity”, Nature Comm. (2018) 1186.
  3. Eric M. Karp, Todd R. Eaton, Violeta Sànchez i Nogué, Vassili Vorotnikov, Mary J. Biddy, Eric C.D. Tan, David G. Brandner, Robin M. Cywar, Rongming Liu, Lorenz P. Manker, William E. Michener, Michelle Gilhespy, Zinovia Skoufa, Michael J. Watson, O. Stanley Fruchey, Derek R. Vardon, Ryan T. Gill, Adam J. Bratis, Gregg T. Beckham*, “Renewable acrylonitrile production”, Science. (2017) 358, 1307-1310.
  4. Derek R. Vardon, M.A. Franden, Christopher W. Johnson, Eric M. Karp, M.T. Guarnieri, Jeffrey G. Linger, M.A. Salm, T.J. Strathmann, Gregg T. Beckham*, “Adipic acid production from lignin”, Energy Env. Science. (2015), 8, pp. 617-628
  5. Jeffrey G. Linger, Derek R. Vardon, M.T. Guarnieri, Eric M. Karp, G.B. Hunsinger, M.A. Franden, Christopher W. Johnson, T.J. Strathmann, P.T. Pienkos, Gregg T. Beckham*, “Lignin valorization through integrated biological funneling and chemical catalysis”, PNAS. (2014), 111(33), pp. 12013-12018.

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