Trevor Smith is a Technology Manager for the Conversion Program in the Bioenergy Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy. In this role, he manages a portfolio of research and development projects focused on overcoming the challenges in converting biomass into fuels, chemicals, and materials. Specifically, he focuses on thermochemical conversion and catalytic upgrading to convert biomass in a cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner. Additionally, he manages the Computational Chemistry and Physics Consortium (CCPC), the Chemical Catalysis for Bioenergy Consortium (CCB) and the Co-Optimization of Engines and Fuels Initiative within BETO. Trevor holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University.