Seth Snyder is the section leader of Process Technology Research in the Energy Systems Division at Argonne. His team develops new process technologies ranging from tree growth to fermentation and product separations with a focus on energy efficiency, advanced biofuels, biobased products, catalysis, solar, recycling, environmental, CO2 capture, and water technologies.
He serves as Argonne’s Technology Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Biomass Technologies Office and President of the Council for Chemical Research.
Snyder started his career as a postdoctoral fellow in photosynthesis at Argonne. He then worked as a biochemist at Abbott Laboratories in Alzheimer’s disease and pharmaceutical discovery research. In 1998, he rejoined Argonne as the associate director of the Chemistry Division where he developed new programs in nanoscience and applied biotechnology. He has been in Process Technology since 2001.
Snyder has published over 50 papers and 15 patents, and has received three R&D100 awards and an FLC Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer.