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Five Dartmouth Faculty Elected AAAS Fellows

Dec 09, 2011   |   Dartmouth Now

Five Dartmouth faculty members have been selected as 2011 fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society and the publisher of the journal Science. Professors Duane Compton, Russell Hughes, Lee Lynd, Jason Moore, and George O’Toole are among 539 new fellows recognized by AAAS this year for their distinguished efforts to advance science.

Dartmouth has seen an increasing number of faculty elected AAAS fellows in recent years, with one in 2008, two in 2009, four in 2010, and five this year. A total of 25 Dartmouth faculty are currently AAAS fellows...

...Lee Lynd, Thayer ’83 and ’87, is an expert on the production of energy from plant biomass and conducts leading research on microbial cellulose utilization. A member of the faculty since 1987, Lynd is the Paul E. and Joan H. Queneau Distinguished Professor in Environmental Engineering Design at Thayer School of Engineering and an adjunct professor of biological sciences at Dartmouth College. His research group has been active for over two decades, authoring more than 125 papers, book chapters, and reviews as well as 11 patents and patent applications. Lynd is also director and chief scientific officer of Mascoma Corporation, a biomass energy start-up he co-founded.

A frequent presenter on the technical and strategic aspects of biomass energy, Lynd has testified three times before the United States Senate, and his work has been featured in both national and international media such as Wired, Forbes, Nova, and the Nobel Conference. He holds masters and doctoral degrees in engineering from Dartmouth and is also professor extraordinary of microbiology at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

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