Lieve Laurens

Research Activity per Year


Research Interests

Dynamic biochemical composition of bioenergy-relevant biomass

Coproduct development from primary algal biomass components

Biofuel precursor behavior during biomass conversion processes

Algae-derived green crude valorization

High-throughput screening technologies for compositional analysis of microbial biomass

Standardization of algal biomass compositional analysis

Technical standards for the algae industry

Professional Experience

Senior Scientist, NREL, National Bioenergy Center (NBC), 2011–present

Chair, Technical Standards Committee, Algae Biomass Organization, 2013–present

Staff Scientist, NREL, NBC, 2010–2011

Postdoctoral Researcher, NREL, NBC, 2008–2010

Research Associate & Project Leader, Blue Biofuels, Centre for Applied Marine Science (CAMS), Bangor University, UK, 2006–2008

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Biotechnology and Biochemistry, Ghent University

Bachelor, Biology, Ghent University

PhD, Biotechnology, Sorbonne University

PhD, Biochemistry, University of East Anglia


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