UIUC Algae Biofuels

Members - Prof Jeremy Guest
Contact - Background - Research - Awards

Assistant Professor fo Civil and Environmental Engineering
3221 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory
205 North Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph: (217) 244-9247
Fax: (217) 333-6968
E-mail: jsguest@illinois.edu


Professor Jeremy Guest is a faculty member in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering here at the University of Illinois. His past education and professional experiences include:


  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2007
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Bucknell University, 2005

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, 2011-present, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Graduate Fellow/Research Assistant/Student Instructor, 2008-2011, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan
  • CEE/ICTAS Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, 2005-2007, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech


Professor Guests's research interests are in the development of biotechnologies and decision-making tools that enable the design of more sustainable environmental infrastructure. His work spans from basic research in applied microbiology to the design of integrated infrastructure networks, with applications in both technologically advanced and developing countries. Studies include experimentation and modeling with microalgae and photosynthetic bacteria to improve our understanding of physiological stress responses for the design of bioprocesses for energy feedstock (for biodiesel, bioethanol, and methane), high-value product enrichment, and wastewater treatment.


Awards and Fellowships
Professor Guests's past awards and fellowhships include the following:

  • Walter J. Weber, Jr. Award in Environmental & Energy Sustainability, University of Michigan
  • Rackham Graduate School Predoctoral Fellowship, University of Michigan
  • Institute for Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS) Assistantship, Virginia Tech
  • Michael D. LaGrega Award, Bucknell University
  • Civil & Environmental Engineering Peer Award, Bucknell University
  • Larry M. Younkin Award, Bucknell University
  • Katherine Mabis McKenna Summer Environmental Internship, Bucknell University