W. Michael Sanford

Scientific Advisory Board Member

Mike Sanford led DuPont’s efforts in developing technology to convert lignocellulosic biomass to ethanol from 2006 - 2017. Dr. Sanford began his professional career as a petrochemicals process design engineer for CE Lummus, prior to pursuing his Ph.D. His 30-year career at DuPont included research and management roles in a variety of areas including fibers, composite materials, polymers, biomedical applications and digital printing prior to the biofuels arena. Dr. Sanford received a BSE in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.