José Avalos

Microbial engineering for renewable energy and sustainable manufacturing
Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

José Avalos is an assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. His research aims to use biotechnology to address important problems in sustainable energy, the environment, industry and human health. He is specifically interested in engineering microorganisms with new desirable traits of environmental and industrial importance, including producing advanced biofuels, commodity chemicals currently derived from petroleum, specialty chemicals, and bioplastics.