Deepti Tanjore –
Deepti is a Research Scientist at the Advanced Biofuels (and Bioproducts) Process Demonstration Unit (ABPDU) studying integrated biological and chemical pathways to generate bio-based products including biofuels, biochemicals, food proteins, biomaterials etc. Her research focuses on improving bioprocess yields and productivity at scale to support process economics and commercial viability of nascent technologies. As the fermentation and recovery team lead at the ABPDU, Deepti interfaces with several scientists from varied settings including academia, start-ups, industry that are each individually trying to resolve scale-up issues for their processes. By performing multifarious process-scale studies, the fermentation and recovery team at the ABPDU has supported such endeavors and generated substantial knowledge across the spectrum. The team is now geared towards understanding and mitigating the underlying technical challenges associated with scale-up in Advanced Biomanufacturing. Deepti received Women@Lab and Physical Biosciences Award of Excellence awards from LBNL in 2015 and 2014, respectively. She received BS in Chemical Engineering from Andhra University, and MS and PhD in Biological Engineering from North Carolina and Pennsylvania State Universities, respectively.