Studying faster-growing cyanobacteria will allow for a more feasible, sustainable means of producing biochemicals.
Arul Mozhy Varman is an assistant professor of chemical engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy at Arizona State University. He received his doctorate in energy, environmental and chemical engineering from Washington University in St. Louis.
Total projects: 10
Investigating the breakdown of biomass using engineered bacteria will enable a more sustainable production of valuable chemicals.
Engineering cyanobacteria will improve the production of sustainable biochemicals by optimizing growth rate and efficiency.
Altering the metabolic pathways of bacteria will aid in the sustainable production of medicines and other value-added compounds.
Genetically engineering bacillus subtilis will increase the efficiency of biofuel production.
Synthesizing ethyl lactate through E. coli will increase its sustainability and offer an alternative to petrochemical derivatives.
Metabolically engineering E. coli for the production of ethyl lactate will allow for renewable production of the green chemical solvent.
Genetically modifying bacteria to simultaneously generate their own food sources and biofuels will make energy production more sustainable.
The bioproduction of ethylene through CO2 consumption leads to more sustainable energy sources than fossil fuel production methods.
Metabolic Engineering of Corynebacterium glutamicum for the Conversion of Biomass Derived Aromatics to Chrysin
Recombining the genetic pathway in bacteria to produce a pharmaceutical from renewableresources will reduce price and improve availability