David Nielsen
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Chair
Chemical Engineering
Email: David.R.Nielsen@asu.edu
Phone: (480)965-4113
Office: GWC 552 (Map)
Web: nielsenlab.asu.edu


Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering (2006-2009)
Ph.D., Queen’s University at Kingston, Chemical Engineering (2006)
B.S., University of Colorado at Boulder, Chemical Engineering, Minor: Chemistry (2001)

Research Interests

Developing microbial platforms and biotechnologies to convert renewable resources into useful fuels and chemicals.

Graduate Faculties

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Biological Design
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Professor, Chemical Engineering Program, Arizona State University, 2010-2011
  • Governor General’s Gold Medal, Queen’s University, 2007
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship, MIT, 2006-2008
  • NSERC Graduate Fellowship (PGSA and PGSB), Queen’s University, 2001-2005
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology, Queen’s University, 2005
  • J.H. Stewart Reid Memorial Fellowship Trust, Queen’s University, 2005
  • Max S. Peters Outstanding Senior Award, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, 2001
  • Kazuka Boe Outstanding Junior Award, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, 2000
  • Donald F. Othmer Top Sophomore Award, Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado, 1999