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Michael Himmel

Senior Research Fellow I-Molecular Biology | 303-384-7756

A principal group manager in the Biosciences Center, Dr. Michael Himmel has more than 35 years of experience in conducting, supervising, and planning research in: protein biochemistry, recombinant technology, enzyme engineering, new micro-organism discovery, and physicochemistry of macromolecules. He leads a team of over 35 staff scientists in NREL's Biomolecular Sciences group.

Dr. Himmel is a biochemist whose work on cellulase greatly simplified and lowered the cost of converting biomass to fuel.

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