Meet Davinia Salvachúa

Davinia Salvachúa received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Alcalá de Henares University (Madrid, Spain) in 2007 and her PhD in Biology from the Department of Microbiology at the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) in 2013. Her PhD research was primarily conducted at the Center of Biological Research (CIB-CSIC) in Madrid in collaboration with Abengoa, wherein she focused on fungal pretreatment of wheat straw. Dr. Salvachúa subsequently worked as postdoctoral fellow at CIB-CSIC and at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in the United States for a year, and in 2014, Davinia became Staff Scientist at NREL. Dr. Salvachúa currently leads projects related to lignin depolymerization and catabolism by white-rot fungi and bacteria as well as bioprocess development in bioreactors to upgrade lignin and lignocellulosic sugars to a variety of chemicals and fuel precursors.

Davinia Salvachúa

Young Investigator Awardees

2017 – Fuzhong Zhang
2016 – Gregg Beckham
2015 – Hal Alper
2014 – Brian Pfleger
2013 – Yasuo Yoshikuni
2012 – Radhakrishnan Mahadevan
2011 – Goutham Vemuri
2010 – Yi Tang
2009 – Lianglai Gu
2002 – Jacques Ravel
2000 – Yongquan (Alex) Xue
1998 – Doris M. Kupfer
1996 – William E. Bentley
1993 – Stephen J. Garger