Biological Transformation of Manufacturing

Dr. Rob Carlson

Managing Director, Bioeconomy Capital

Personal Statement

"Biotechnology contributes significantly to economies around the world. In the U.S., nearly $100B of biologically produced chemicals have already displaced petrochemicals from the market. Future improvements in genetic engineering, and in process control, will create the opportunity to not merely outcompete petroleum products, but also to create materials that cannot be made using standard chemical synthesis. Biology is truly the future of manufacturing."

Work experience

 Managing Director, Bioeconomy Capital
 Prinicipal, Biodesic
 Previously: Senior Scientist, University of Washington Dept of Electrical Engineering; Senior Associate, Bio Economic Research Associates

Course of studies

 PhD in Physics, Princeton University