Dr. Bruce Dale

University Distinguished Professor
Michigan State University, Dept. of Chemical Engineering


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Professor Dale is Distinguished University Professor of Chemical Engineering and former Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University. He also serves as Editor in Chief of the Wiley journal Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining. In 1996 he won the Charles D. Scott Award for contributions to the use of biotechnology to produce fuels, chemical and other industrial products from renewable plant resources. In 2007 he won the Sterling Hendricks award for contributions to the chemical science of agriculture. He was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2011 and also in 2011 he won the Award of Excellence of the Fuel Ethanol Workshop. In 2013 he was named University Distinguished Professor, a designation held by approximately 1% of university faculty. Professor Dale is interested in the environmentally sustainable conversion of plant matter to industrial products -- fuels, chemicals and materials -- while still meeting human and animal needs for food and feed. He occupies a leadership role in the DOE Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC). The GLBRC will receive $275million in Federal funding over 10 years to develop cellulosic biofuels.

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