Arnav Deshpande


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Arnav Deshpande's research focuses on using metabolomics and metabolic flux analysis to guide algal strain engineering and cultivation in applications such as sustainable aviation fuels and biochemical production in a carbon efficient manner. He graduated with a doctorate in chemical engineering from Purdue University where he was involved in several projects related to sustainable biochemical production in cyanobacteria, plant metabolism, and cancer metabolism. 

Research Interests

Algal biofuels and biochemicals

Metabolic engineering

Metabolomics, flux analysis, and multiomic approaches

Professional Experience

Postdoctoral Researcher, NREL (2022–present)

Research Assistant, Purdue University (2017–2022)

Research Intern, Unilever (2017)

Education/Academic Qualification

Bachelor, Chemical Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Purdue University


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