Dr. Mark A. Shmorhun is a Technology Manager with the Bioenergy Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Mark collaborates with biotechnology companies and national laboratories to develop and mature mid-stage biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower research and development (R&D) with an emphasis on chemical process development and plant engineering and design.
Mark has more than 20 years’ experience in the specialty chemicals and biochemical industries in R&D, engineering, and business development roles. Prior to joining DOE, Mark was Vice President of Engineering and General Manager for the Myriant Corporation where he oversaw the daily operation of a succinic acid biorefinery.
Mark received his B.S. in chemical engineering and M.S. in materials engineering from Drexel University. Mark earned his Ph.D. in macromolecular science and engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an MBA from the Raymond A. Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary.