Dr. Ian Rowe is a technology manager with the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Working out of DOE Headquarters in Washington, D.C., Ian is responsible for a number of projects within BETO’s Conversion Program. He focuses primarily on biological strategies for generating biofuels and bioproducts, concentrating on molecular biology, organism development, and biophysics. Ian is active in BETO’s efforts in carbon efficiency, the feedstock/conversion interface, and synthetic biology. He is a recipient of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Presidential Management Fellowship. Prior to DOE, Ian received a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Maryland for his work on bacterial membrane biophysics and a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Millersville University.