Mark B. Smith ’09


Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Project Title

Marine Bioenergy

In order to address the dual threats of climate change and energy security, I endeavored to develop a novel energy production system utilizing anaerobic biodigestion of the abundant, pelagic macroalgae, Sargassum Fluitans. I worked at Princeton, together with a team of undergraduates, to analyze this novel technology, focusing on conversion pathways and nutrient provision.

Internship Year


Project Category

Climate and Energy


Princeton University


Tom Kreutz, Chuck Dismukes, and Steve Pacala