Noah Weiss

affiliated with the university


For the past 14 years I have been researching and developing processes for the production of biofuels and chemicals from lignocellulosic biomass. I have been involved both in applied and fundamental research into biomass recalcitrance, enzymatic hydrolysis processes, enzyme recycle, pilot plant operation, process scale-up, high solids process development, and biomass water interactions, all within the umbrella of developing processes to convert plant material to fuels and chemicals. I have a fundamental interest in improving and understanding biochemical conversion processes, towards the product of more sustainable fuels and chemicals.  I am also interested in developing plant based biofuels as appropriate technology for developing countries to address their unique energy needs, including localized production of enzymes for biochemical conversion processes. On a similar tangent, I have an interest in understanding synthetic polymers in our environment, and to developing methods for small scale and ecologically beneficial methods for cleanup and disposal of plastics in the environment.

Recent research outputs

Nick J. Nagle, Bryon S. Donohoe, Edward J. Wolfrum, Erik M. Kuhn, Thomas J. Haas, Allison E. Ray, Lynn M. Wendt, Mark E. Delwiche, Noah D. Weiss & Corey Radtke, 2020, In : Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology. 8, 739.

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