College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Biofuels Digest honors Brown twice in 2012

For the third consecutive year, Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering Robert Brown was ranked in the Top 100 People in Bioenergy by Biofuels Digest. This year, he rose to #47, after his rankings at #59 and #61, in 2012 and 2011, respectively. The list is voted on by Biofuels Digest readers and the newsletter’s editorial board. Brown is the Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Director of the Bioeconomy Institute, and Director of the Center for Sustainable Environmental Technologies.

Biofuels Digest has also honored the book “Why Are We Producing Biofuels?” by Robert Brown and Tristan R. Brown as the 2012 Book of the Year.