07 Jul Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center taps scientist to bridge disciplines
Madison, Wis. — The Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (more articles), a public-private partnership locataed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has hired a scientific programs director to help bridge scientific disciplines and hopefully speed commercial technology development.
Steve Slater, a plant and bacterial geneticist, was chosen for the job and now will be a liaison between biological scientists, engineers and computer scientists in the search for bioenergy advances.
“The Department of Energy wants and expects us to deliver new technology — stuff that works in the real world and is economically and environmentally viable,” Slater said in a UW-Madison news release.
The center is a collaborative project of:
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Michigan State University
- University of Florida
- Iowa State University
- Illinois State University
- Lucigen Corporation
- Oak Ridge National Lab
- Pacific Northwest National Lab