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Sergio Hernandez

Research Specialist

Research Areas:
Biomass Feedstock National User Facility ; Feedstock Particle Mechanics; Bioenergy Technologies

Biography:
Sergio Hernandez is a bioenergy researcher in the Biofuels and Renewable Energy Technologies department at Idaho National Laboratory. He graduated from Idaho State University in 2013 with a bachelor’s in microbiology. Upon graduating, he began a research internship with INL in the Biological and Chemical Processing Department, then joined Biofuels and Renewable Energy in 2014. His work involves supporting research in feedstock preprocessing systems and biomass characterization, specifically focusing on particle characteristics and thermochemical feedstock properties.

Education:

​B.S., Microbiology - Idaho State University

Presentations:
​“An Investigation of Microbial Sulfur Oxidation Activity and its Impact on Geothermal Reservoir Chemistry to Better Evaluate Potential Geothermometry Predictions.”
ASM Intermountain Branch Meeting-Brigham Young University. March 2014.

 
“Development of an Assay for Evidence of Microbial Sulfur Oxidizing Activity in Geothermal Waters.” Idaho National Laboratory Intern Poster Presentation. August 2013.

 
“Development of a Predictive Wheat Model Using Multivariate Analysis for Rapid Chemical Composition.” Idaho National Laboratory Intern Poster Presentation. August 2012.

 
“Blastomyces dermatitidis Antigen Detection in Urine Specimens from Dogs with Blastomycosis.” Idaho Academy of Science 53rd Annual Symposium. March 2011.
Awards:
Center for Advanced Energy Studies - Energy Scholar Award (2013)

 
INL Intern Research Poster Presentation Winner - Best Technical Content (2012)
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