Meet the Scientists

CABBI features more than 140 researchers working to develop more efficient biofuels and bioenergy products. These people spend their days solving society’s energy problems and tackling the most challenging environmental issues facing humankind. By night they tend to their gardens, pick up their children from school, and relax with their cats. Get a closer glimpse at our CABBI team members’ professional and personal lives in these feature stories and videos. 

Tong Si: Bioengineering is in his Genes

While most children were building race tracks, Lego cities, and sandcastles, Tong Si was really interested in one thing: tearing them apart. Fascinated at a young age by what things are made of, he liked to break things apart to figure out how they work. Si naturally...

Stephen Moose: Bringing Science Back to the Farm

On the south side of the University of Illinois campus, a set of farm plots grow a variety of crops that are being studied and tested for productivity and efficiency. These plots are where Stephen Moose’s research begins. After growing up on a farm in Ohio, becoming...