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Dr. Birgitte Ahring
Director and Battelle Distinguished Professor, Centre for Bioproducts and Bioenergy
Richland, WA, USA
Eco-Industrial Clusters
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
2:00 - 2:30 pm
Biography
PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION
1977 B.S. in Biology, University of Copenhagen Denmark
1982 M.Sc. in Biology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
1986 Ph.D. in Microbiology (Minor Chemical Engineering), University of Copenhagen, Denmark

APPOINTMENTS
2008- Director of the Center for Bioproducts and Bioenergy & Battelle Distinguished Professor, Washington State University, Pullman
2006-2008 Head of the Maxifuel Pilot Plant for Cellulosic Ethanol
2006-2009 CEO BioGasol Aps, Copenhagen, Denmark
2002-2008 Head of BST (BioScience and Technology) with 65 scientists working within “Biofuels and Biochemicals” or “Biomedical Research”
2005-2008 Head of Danish Center for Biofuels with researchers from 4 universities and 5 industries.
1999-2008 Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Technical University of Denmark, making up BioCentrum and later Biosys
1997-2001 Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
1995-2007 Head of the DTU Center for Microbial Physiology and Ecology
1993-1998 Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
1991-1994 Head of Nordic Ministerial Council's Center for Bioenergy and Environment, Department of Biotechnology, Technical University of Denmark
1992-1995 Specialist for UNDP, UNIDO and the World Bank within bioenergy with work periods in Tanzania, Marocco, Tunesia, Uganda, India, China, Malaysia and Indonesia
1990-1997 Consultant and Research Director, Danish Technological Institute of Denmark
1987-1988 Visiting Research Professor, Division of Environmental Health Science, School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A
1986-1990 Research Leader and Coordinator for Nordic Ministerial Council's Program in Bioenergy (Anaerobic Digestion), Dept. of Biotechnology, Technical University of Denmark