Pin-Ching Maness

1994 …2023

Research Activity per Year


Research Interests

Biological H2 production from renewable resources

Syngas fermentation to hydrocarbon biofuels

Pathway engineering, regulations, and systems biology

Enzyme catalysis and mechanisms

Bioreactor development

Microbial strains development

    Rubrivivax, Synechocystis, Clostridium, Ralstonia

Biological H2 production

    Nitrogenase-mediated pathways

    Hydrogenase-mediated pathways

    Metabolic pathways, regulations, systems biology

Syngas fermentation

    CO dehydrogenase, hydrogenase, kinetics, regulations

    Regulations, energy conservation

Electron bifurcation and catalysis

    Bifurcation catalysis and mechanism

    Electron transfer network

Synthetic biology

    Biosystems design principles for ethylene production

Bioreactors development

    Syngas and lignocellulose fermentation

Professional Experience

Principal Group Manager, Photobiology Group, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) 2013–Present

Principal Scientist and Section Supervisor, NREL, 2007–2013

Detailee, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, 2006–2007

Senior Scientist, NREL, 1997–2007

Staff Scientist, NREL, 1991–1997

Associate Scientist, NREL, 1981–1991

Research Specialist, University of California at Berkeley, 1976–1981

Education/Academic Qualification

Master, Microbiology, Indiana State University

Bachelor, Botany, National Taiwan University

Master, Computer Information Systems, University of Denver


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