Dr Keerthi Srinivas is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center of Bioproducts and Biorecovery located at Washington State University Tri-Cities, Richland , Washington.

Dr. Srinivas contributes to the NARA project by optimizing biomass fermentation conditions and extraction protocols.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including:

* Placed second in the Food Science section in the Third Annual From Abstract to Contract Graduate Research Symposium and Career Networking Event hosted by Graduate School at University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2010.

* Outstanding Research Award for Graduate Students awarded by Ralph E. Martin Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, 2009.

* University Third Rank, Department of Chemical Engineering, Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai, India, 2005

Dr. Srinivas completed a master’s and doctorate in chemical engineering at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Supervisor: Birgitte Ahring