Linda J. Broadbelt
Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Engineering and Technology
Broadbelt is internationally recognized for contributions in complex kinetic modeling of a diverserange of chemistries. Her group has developed the capability to build the most detailed models of depolymerization, creating the first mechanistic model of biomass decomposition, recently translated to industrial practice, and detailed models of polymer recycling. She was an early leader in advancing the application of stochastic simulations, developing a novel acceleration method that allows simulations of copolymerization to be sped up for process development by industrial collaborators. Her group’s discovery of novel biotransformations of bio-derived feedstocks has led to novel biochemical routes to new biobased products.