M.S. Research

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Thesis: At New Mexico State University (NMSU), I worked with the National Alliance for Advancing Biofuels and Bioproducts, a consortium of universities and research institutions aimed at commercializing algae into biofuel, to directly impact the field by advancing cultivation methods. My contribution was threefold: study environmental conditions that enhanced growth and lipid accumulation of our study species, observe the aquatic communities of production systems, and make processes involved more efficient. My work included utilizing mesocosm experiments and mathematical modeling to understand how to optimize parameters for maximized growth and lipid accumulation.