Personal profile

Supervision Expertise

2013Strategies for Recovery of Biosynthetic Styrene by Matthew McDaniel. Comments: B.S., Chemical Engineering Barrett Honors Thesis
2013Purification Protocol Optimization for Sulfur Removal from Cyano-Bacteria Derived Fatty Acids by Mason Oelschalger. Comments: M.S. (Applied Project) Present Affiliation: Heliae. Stage: Completed
2013Continuous In-Situ Removal of Butanol from Clostridium acetobutylicum Fermentations via Expanded-bed Adsorption by Michael Wiehn. Comments: M.S. (Thesis) Present Affiliation:Pepsi, Corp.
2012Statistical Design in Bioseparations by Katherine Cai. Comments: B.S. Chemical Engineering Barrett Honors Thesis
2012In Silico Modeling for Enhancing Metabolite Production in Escherichia coli by Nathan Wong. Comments: M.S. (Applied Project) Present Affiliation: Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis Co-advised with M. Caplan. Stage: Completed
2012In vitro Production of Styrene from Phenylalanine and Enzymatic Styrene Polymerization by Warinsinee Phusitkanchana. Stage: Completed
2012Study of Biocompatibility of Cobalt-Containing Mesoporous Carbon Powders in E. coli KO11 Cultures by Toby G. Johnson-Bates. Comments: M.S. (Applied Project). Stage: Completed
2012Characterization of polymer resins and magnetic particles for biofuel recovery via solid phase extraction. Comments: M.S. (Thesis) Present Affiliation: Seeking Employment
2012Renewable Production of 5-Carbon Polyamide Monomers Using Engineered E. coli by Jake Adkins. Comments: M.S. (Thesis) Present Affiliation: M.D. Candidate, Virginia Commonwealth University. Stage: Completed
2011Metabolic Engineering of Bacteria for the Production of (S)- and (R)-3- Hydroxybutyrate by Nathan Wong. Comments: B.S., Bioengineering Barrett Honors Thesis
2011Mass Transport Characterization of Styrene in a Two-Phase Bioreactor System by Luis Moya. Comments: M.S., Chemical Engineering. Stage: Completed
2011The Development of a Two Phase Organic Product Recovery Method by Matthew Robbins. Comments: M.S. (Applied Project). Stage: Completed
2011Characterization of Novel Adsorbents for the Recovery of Alcohol Biofuels from Aqueous Solutions via Solid-Phase Extraction by Thomas Levario. Comments: M.S. (Thesis) Present Affiliation: Ph.D. Candidate, Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology. Stage: Completed

Education / Academic qualification

PHD, Chemical Engineering, Queen's University at Kingston

… → 2006

BS, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado-Boulder

… → 2001

External positions

Conference Session Chair, Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting

Jan 1 2014 → …

Conference Session Chair, Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting

2014 → …

Proposal Reviewer, Aix-Marseille Excellence Initiative, A*MIDEX University Foundation

Mar 1 2013 → …

Proposal Reviewer, Aix-Marseille Excellence Initiative, A*MIDEX University Foundation

Mar 2013 → …

Faculty Mentor, ASU iGEM Team

Jan 1 2013 → …

Conference Session Chair, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting

Jan 1 2013 → …

Conference Session Chair, International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering (ICBE)

Jan 1 2013 → …

Faculty Search Committee, SSEBE, ASU

Jan 1 2013 → …

Conference Session Chair, Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting

Jan 1 2013 → …

Faculty Mentor, ASU iGEM Team

2013 → …

Conference Session Chair, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting

2013 → …

Conference Session Chair, International Conference on Biomolecular Engineering (ICBE)

2013 → …

Faculty Search Committee, SSEBE, ASU

2013 → …

Conference Session Chair, Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Annual Meeting

2013 → …

Proposal Reviewer, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), Department of Defense

Jul 1 2012 → …

Proposal Reviewer, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP), Department of Defense

Jul 2012 → …

Conference Session Chair, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting

Jan 1 2012 → …

Faculty Search Committee, SEMTE, ASU

Jan 1 2012Jan 1 2013

Conference Session Chair, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting

2012 → …

Faculty Search Committee, SEMTE, ASU

20122013

Chemical Engineering Seminar Series Chair/ Co-Chair, ASU

Jan 1 2011Jan 1 2013

Faculty Advisor, ASU Student Chapter of AIChE

Jan 1 2011 → …

Conference Session Chair, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting

Jan 1 2011 → …

Student Affairs Committee, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU

Jan 1 2011Jan 1 2013

Chemical Engineering Seminar Series Chair/ Co-Chair, ASU

20112013

Faculty Advisor, ASU Student Chapter of AIChE

2011 → …

Conference Session Chair, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting

2011 → …

Student Affairs Committee, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU

20112013

Obama Scholars Mentor, ASU

Jan 1 2010Jan 1 2011

Conference Session Chair, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting

Jan 1 2010 → …

Conference Session Chair, Metabolic Engineering VIII

Jan 1 2010 → …

Obama Scholars Mentor, ASU

20102011

Conference Session Chair, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting

2010 → …

Conference Session Chair, Metabolic Engineering VIII

2010 → …

Chemical Engineering Graduate Committee, ASU

Jan 1 2009Jan 1 2011

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University

Jan 1 2009 → …

Mentor, Students mentored (6): Matthew McDaniel, Ibrahim Halloum, Katherine Cai, Nathan Wong, Zach Oremland, Joshua Hsu, Barrett Honors College Thesis, ASU

Jan 1 2009 → …

Mentor, Students mentored (10): Kristen Brown, Katherine Cai, Alison Davis, Ibrahim Halloum, Justin Jordan, Matthew McDaniel, Matthew Sawtelle, Mark Stratton, Michael Wiehn, Nathan Wong, Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, ASU

Jan 1 2009 → …

Faculty Co-Advisor, Community projects in Ecuador, Kenya, and Arizona, Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, ASU

Jan 1 2009Jan 1 2013

Chemical Engineering Graduate Committee, ASU

20092011

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, Arizona State University

2009 → …

Mentor, Students mentored (6): Matthew McDaniel, Ibrahim Halloum, Katherine Cai, Nathan Wong, Zach Oremland, Joshua Hsu, Barrett Honors College Thesis, ASU

2009 → …

Mentor, Students mentored (10): Kristen Brown, Katherine Cai, Alison Davis, Ibrahim Halloum, Justin Jordan, Matthew McDaniel, Matthew Sawtelle, Mark Stratton, Michael Wiehn, Nathan Wong, Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative, ASU

2009 → …

Faculty Co-Advisor, Community projects in Ecuador, Kenya, and Arizona, Student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, ASU

20092013

Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering (Advisor: Prof. Kristala Prather) NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jan 1 2006Jan 1 2009

Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering (Advisor: Prof. Kristala Prather) NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

20062009

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Asia-Pacific Journal of Chemical Engineering

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biochemical Engineering Journal

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biochemical Engineering Journal

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biodegradation

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biodegradation

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biomass and Bioenergy

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biomass and Bioenergy

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biotechnology & Bioengineering

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biotechnology & Bioengineering

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biotechnology Journal

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biotechnology Journal

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biotechnology Letters

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biotechnology Letters

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biotechnology Progress

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biotechnology Progress

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biotechnology for Biofuels

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Biotechnology for Biofuels

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Chemical Engineering Journal

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Chemical Engineering Journal

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Energies

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Energies

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Environmental Science & Technology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Environmental Science & Technology

Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS)

Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS)

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Biological Chemistry

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Biological Chemistry

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Biotechnology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Biotechnology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Membrane Science

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Membrane Science

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Microbial Biotechnology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Microbial Biotechnology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Nature Chemical Biology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Nature Chemical Biology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, PLoS ONE

Ad Hoc Reviewer, PLoS ONE

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Process Biochemistry

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Process Biochemistry

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Separation Science and Technology

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Separation Science and Technology

Graduate Faculty, Biodesign Program, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Unknown

Graduate Faculty, Biodesign Program, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Unknown

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Escherichia coli Medicine & Life Sciences
Styrene Medicine & Life Sciences
Biosynthesis Engineering & Materials Science
Glucose Engineering & Materials Science
Enzymes Medicine & Life Sciences
Benzene Engineering & Materials Science
Butenes Engineering & Materials Science
Oxygen Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2001 2017

1 Citations

Expanding Upon Styrene Biosynthesis to Engineer a Novel Route to 2-Phenylethanol

Machas, M. S., Mckenna, R. & Nielsen, D. R. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Biotechnology Journal.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Phenylethyl Alcohol
Styrene
Phenylalanine
Escherichia coli
Phosphoenolpyruvate
1 Citations

High Efficiency and Facile Butanol Recovery with Magnetically Responsive Micro/Mesoporous Carbon Adsorbents

Staggs, K. W., Qiang, Z., Madathil, K., Gregson, C., Xia, Y., Vogt, B. & Nielsen, D. R. Jan 3 2017 In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 5, 1, p. 885-894 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Butanols
Adsorbents
Carbon
Recovery
Butenes
3 Citations

Engineering and comparison of non-natural pathways for microbial phenol production

Thompson, B., Machas, M. & Nielsen, D. R. Aug 1 2016 In : Biotechnology and Bioengineering. 113, 8, p. 1745-1754 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Phenol
Phenols
Tyrosine Phenol-Lyase
Biosynthesis
Hydroxybenzoates
1 Citations

Engineering Central Metabolism for Production of Higher Alcohol-based Biofuels

Immethun, C. M., Henson, W. R., Wang, X., Nielsen, D. R. & Moon, T. S. Jan 20 2016 Biotechnology for Biofuel Production and Optimization. Elsevier Inc., p. 1-34 34 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Biofuels
Metabolism
Alcohols
Bioethanol
Availability

Engineering membrane phospholipids increases E. coli robustness and production of biorenewables

Tan, Z., Yoon, J. M., Chen, Y., Lombardo, J., Nielsen, D. R., Shanks, J. V. & Jarboe, L. 2016 Metabolic Engineering 11. AIChE, p. 766-767 2 p.

Research output: ResearchConference contribution

Phospholipids
Escherichia coli
Membranes
Rubber coatings

Activities 2002 2013

  • 4 Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization
  • 2 Editorial activity

Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB)

Nielsen, D. R. (Member)
2013

Activity: Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization

International Metabolic Engineering Society (IMES)

Nielsen, D. R. (Member)
2013

Activity: Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization

Society of Biochemical Engineering (SBE)

Nielsen, D. R. (Member)
2011

Activity: Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization

Prizes

Donald F. Othmer Top Sophomore Award, Chemical Engineering

David Ross Nielsen (Recipient), 1999

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Governor General’s Gold Medal

David Ross Nielsen (Recipient), 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

J.H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship Trust

David Ross Nielsen (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Kazuka Boe Outstanding Junior Award, Chemical Engineering

David Ross Nielsen (Recipient), 2000

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Max S. Peters Outstanding Senior Award, Chemical Engineering

David Ross Nielsen (Recipient), 2001

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Projects 2010 2018

Flavonoids
Synthetic Biology
Biosynthesis
Health
Metabolic engineering
Poisons
styrene oxide
Phenylethyl Alcohol
Styrene
Gene Regulatory Networks

Contract Fermentation with Heliae

Nielsen, D. R.

8/1/1611/15/16

Project: Research project

microbial ecology
factories
Cyanobacteria
cells
biosynthesis