(PhD student; Entomology) researches insect bioconversion of industrial food wastes, insect breeding, and secondary product development (3 years, Nansen lab). Former lab manager at Carroll-Loye Biological Research (6 years)- providing services for insect repellent testing, product development, and EPA claims filing.
(PhD candidate; Biosystems Engineering) researches engineering systems of BSF on agricultural residues. Lydia earned a M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from CSU Sacramento and for her thesis developed testing procedures for biodiesel fuel produced from food waste. She also earned a B.S. in Business Admin. and Applied Math from Bemidji State University, MN. Lydia has over 10 years of professional leadership experience.
JESUS FERNANDEZ-BAYO Ph.D.
Assistant Professional Researcher at UC Davis. His research is focused on novel ways to convert organic wastes in valuable products to improve soil health. As assistant researcher he actively writes grant proposals, mentor students, leads experiments and manages different research projects.
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(MS/ PhD student; Biosystems Engineering) researches production optimization and water quality management in controlled environment agriculture and aquaculture. She earned a B.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering from University of Illinois. She previously worked at Sea6 Energy Ltd., where she was part of intensive seaweed production team and R&D team researching anti-viral and immunostimulants properties of seaweed for shrimp cultivation.
(MS/PhD student; Biosystems Engineering) obtained his B.S. in Bio Systems Engineering from UC Davis. His current research focuses on analyzing the life-cycle assessment of BSFL and wastewater treatment utilizing microalgae. He has worked on various other projects consisting of identifying soil microbes that degrade agricultural wastes.