University of Wisconsin–Madison

Troy Runge

Associate Professor and Department Chair: Biomaterials, Bioenergy, Bioprocessing

trunge@wisc.edu

(608) 890-3143

115E Agricultural Engineering Building
460 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706

2121 WI Energy Institute Building
1552 University Ave
Madison, WI 53726

Troy Runge headshot

Education and Certificates

  • B.S. – Paper Science and Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
  • MS – Paper Science and Engineering, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. – Paper Science and Engineering, Institute of Paper Science and Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology)

Fields of Interest

  • Bioenergy – biomass composition impact on bioprocessing systems, including anaerobic digestion, combustion, gasification, and catalysis
  • Biomaterials – pulp, paper, bio-based chemicals, cellulose composites and nonwoven structures

Publications

Expertise Summary

Troy Runge is an Assistant Professor in the Biological Systems Engineering in CALS where he performs research and teaches in the bioenergy field. Troy is a lignocellulose chemist by training and has Pulp and Paper Science degrees including a B.S. from UW-Stevens Point and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the Institute of Paper Science and Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Troy spent several years at UW as the Director of the Wisconsin Bioenergy Initiative, and prior to that spent fifteen years working at Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a variety of research and engineering roles for pulp, tissue, nonwoven, and hygiene product production. Troy is currently working in several aspects of bioenergy and bio-based materials with an emphasis on biomass composition and separation technologies.