Scientist II, Grain Applications Research
In her current role, Amanda researches and develops yeast and enzyme products for the grain processing industry, specifically the Gen 1 corn to ethanol industry. Her responsibilities include scale-up/down, method development, yeast characterization, new technology evaluation, process modeling, and functional group management. In graduate school, Amanda's project included genetic engineering of bacterial and fungal strains, and fermentation development and optimization for the biological pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulosic biomass. Prior to that, she worked as a microbial physiology and fermentation engineer where she developed fermentation processes for the scale-up and manufacture of enzymes.