Clifford Steven Morrison
Ph.D. Candidate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Office: RPI Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies, Rm 4139
Ph.D. Chemical and Biological Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Expected May 2019
M.S. Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2017
B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Biochemistry, University of North Texas, 2014
I will investigate the development of electrochemical bioreactors as tools for industrial fermentations and biocatalysis applications. Understanding how electrons and reducing equivalents are transported into cells is critical to engineer microorganisms to optimize carbon efficiencies and product yields. Additionally, understanding how electrochemical NAD(P)H regeneration can be efficiently achieved will allow for the development of technology that allows researchers to utilize biocatalytic processes not easily accessible because of their dependence on stoichiometric amounts of cofactor.
My primary interest is in the sustainable production of value-added products and energy using metabolic engineering and biotechnology.
I intend to pursue a career in the biotechnology industry, or as a faculty member in academia.