Lee Lynd profile

Lee Lynd is Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Mascoma Corporation, a renewable fuels company in Massachusetts committed to the conversion of biomass


to fuels and chemicals via cellulosic processing. He is a professor in environmental engineering design at the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

Dr. Lynd is an expert on the production of energy from plant biomass and conducts leading research on microbial cellulose utilization. His research group has been active for over two decades, authoring over 100 papers, book chapters, and reviews as well as 11 patents and patent applications. A frequent presenter on the technical and strategic aspects of biomass energy, Dr. 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 earned his bachelor's degree in biology at Bates College, his masters in bacteriology at the University of Wisconsin, and a masters at MIT and doctorate in engineering at Thayer. Last year, he was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.