Bob brings 30 years of experience in commercializing technology in biotechnology, renewable fuels and chemicals, biomaterials, agriculture and synthetic biology. His business experience covers venture capital due diligence, corporate leadership, strategic planning, project development, technology evaluation, market analysis, techno-economic analysis, project management, operations, intellectual property and commercialization. Adept at leading multi-disciplinary teams, his experience includes renewable energy project development (torrefaction, wood pellets, cellulosic diesel, biomass energy), metabolic engineering (bio-based products, feedstock yield, feedstock quality) and creating non-destructive testing methods. Bob has performed emerging technology landscape analysis and assisted clients with technical due diligence, assessments, intellectual property strategy and bringing advanced technology to the marketplace.
Bob advises clients with technology assessments, intellectual property strategy, process development and commercialization. He also works with Genome Canada in evaluating collaborative projects between academic and industrial partners. He is active in the South Carolina Biomass Council, was involved in developing the SC Clean Power Plan and has acted as industry liaison. He is an inventor on 12 granted patents and 39 patent applications. Contact Bob.