Welcome to Kurt Rosentrater's Webpage


Over the years, I have worked as an engineer in industry, government, and academics.  My professional interests focus on creating sustainable pathways forward for the emerging bio-based economy, by developing, analyzing, and optimizing processes and products that maximize value and minimize negative consequences for all stakeholders.

To accomplish this, I employ the principles of physics, chemistry, and engineering to biological systems.  I am currently developing manufacturing processes to produce renewable, sustainable products such as enhanced feeds, foods, bioplastics, biocomposites, advanced biofuels, and other forms of bioenergy.  I also use techno-economic modeling and life cycle assessments to examine and optimize these bio-based systems.  My work ranges from the laboratory scale, to the factory scale, to the farm scale, and even to larger ecosystem scales.

If you are interested in my work, here is a current list of my publications.

You may also visit my Research page for additional information about my current projects.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like more information, or if you would like to discuss potential research collaborations.  You can also check out our recent activities on our Facebook page.