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Dartmouth professor to give third annual Ljungdahl Lecture

Lee Lynd

A Dartmouth College professor known worldwide for his research on the use of microbes to produce biofuels will deliver the third annual Lars G. Ljungdahl Lecture on Nov. 4 at 3:30 p.m. in Room C127 of the Life Science Building.

Open free to the public, the lecture is named in honor of a long-time and much-honored UGA faculty member, Lars G. Ljungdahl.

Lee Lynd is a professor of engineering and an adjunct professor of biology and earth science at Dartmouth; professor of microbiology at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa; and director and chief scientific officer of Mascoma Corp., a biomass energy company he co-founded. He has been a member of the Dartmouth faculty since 1987.

Lynd holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Bates College, a master’s degree in bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin and master’s and doctoral degrees in engineering from Dartmouth.

His research contributions span science, technology and policy and include work on fundamental and biotechnological aspects of microbial cellulose utilization.