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Vicki Thompson, Ph.D.

Distinguished Staff Engineer

Research Areas:
Critical Materials; Conversion Interface; ​Advanced Preprocessing

Biography:
Dr. Vicki Thompson is a Distinguished Staff Engineer in the Idaho National Laboratory’s Biological and Chemical Processing department. She has been with the INL since 1996. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Iowa and her doctorate from Michigan State University. Her research interests include environmental bioremediation, development of novel forensic tests, use of extremophilic micro-organisms and proteins derived from those organisms for industrial applications such as waste water treatment, biocatalysis, production of fuels and chemicals from biomass and enzymatic hydrolysis of lignocellulose. Her most recent research has focused on characterization of waste feedstocks such as municipal solid waste, agricultural wastes, food processing wastes and industrial wastes. These feedstocks cost less than traditional biomass feedstock and offer a way to reduce feedstock costs and enable the development of biorefineries.

Education:
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering - Michigan Stae University
B.S., Chemical Engineering - University of Iowa
Affiliations:
​American Chemical Society
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Alpha Chi Sigma (Professional Chemistry Fraternity)

 
Publications:

Thompson, V.S., M. Gupta, H. Jin, E. Vahidi, M.A. Jindra, V. Nguyen, Y. Fujita, J.W. Sutherland, Y. Jiao, and D.W. Reed. 2018. Techno-economic and life cycle analysis for bioleaching rare earth elements from waste materials.  ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 6:1602-1609. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.7b02771.


Lacey, J.A., J.Aston and V.S. Thompson. 2018. Wear properties of ash minerals in biomass, Front. Energy Res., November 9, 2018, https://doi.org/10.3389/fenrg.2018.00119.

 

Liang, L, C. Li, F. Xu, Q. He, J. Yan, T. Luong, B.A. Simmons, T.R. Pray, S. Singh, V.S. Thompson and N. Sun. 2017. Conversion of municipal solid waste blends using ionic liquids: Feedstock convertibility and process scale-up. Accepted for publication RSC Advances, July 18, 2017.

 

Thompson, V.S., J.E. Aston, J.A. Lacey and D.N. Thompson. 2017.  Optimizing biomass feedstocks blends with respect to cost, supply and quality for catalyzed and uncatalyzed fast pyrolysis applications. BioEnergy Research, 10(3):811-823. DOI: 10.1007/s12155-017-9842-7.

 

Perez-Pimienta A.J., N. Sathitsuksanoh, V.S. Thompson, K. Tran, T. Ponce-Noyola, V. Stavila, S. Singh, and B.A. Simmons. 2017. Ternary ionic liquid-water pretreatment systems of an agave bagasse and municipal solid waste blends. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 10:72. Doi:10.1186/s13068-017-0758-4.

 

Li, C., L Liang, N. Sun, V.S. Thompson, F. Xu, A. Narani, Q. He, D. Tanjore, T. Pray, B.A. Simmons, and S. Singh. 2017. Scale-up and process integration of sugar production by acidolysis of municipal solid waste/corn stover blends in ionic liquids. Biotechnology for Biofuels 10:13, doi:10.1186/s13068-016-0694-8.

 

Ray, A.E., Li, C., Thompson, V.S., Daubaras, D.L., Hartley, D.S. and Nagle, N. 2017. Biomass blending and densification:  Impacts on feedstock supply and biochemical conversion performance. In: Biomass Volume Estimation and Valorization to Energy. ISBN 978-953-51-2937-0. 

 

Klemetsrud, B., S. Ukaew, V.S. Thompson, D.N. Thompson, J. Klinger, L. Li, D. Eatherton, P. Puengprasert, and D. Shonnard. 2016. Characterization of products from fast micro-pyrolysis of municipal solid waste (MSW) biomass.  ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. In press. doi:10.1021/acssuschemeng.6b00610.

 

Reed, D, Y. Fujita, D.L. Daubaras, Y Jiao, and V.S. Thompson, 2016. Bioleaching of rare earth elements from waste phosphors and cracking catalysts. Hydrometallurgy, 166:34-40, doi:10.1016/j.hydromet.2016.08.006.

 

Li, C., J.E. Aston, J.A. Lacey, V.S. Thompson, and D.N. Thompson. 2016. Impact of feedstock quality and variation on biochemical and thermochemical conversion. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 65:525-536, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.06.063

 

Thompson, V.S., J.A. Lacey, M.A. Jindra, J. Aston, and D.N. Thompson. 2016. Application of air classification and formulation to manage feedstock cost, quality and availability for bioenergy. Fuel, 180:497-505.  doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2016.04.040.

 

Reed, D.W., Y. Fujita, D.L. Daubaras, D.F. Bruhn, J.H. Reiss, V.S. Thompson, Y. Jiao and D.M. Park.  2016. Microbially mediated leaching of rare earth elements from recyclable materials. XXVIII International Mineral Processing Congress conference proceedings, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.  September 11-15.

 

Aston, J., W.A. Apel, B.D. Lee, D.N. Thompson, J.A. Lacey, D.T. Newby, D.W. Reed and V.S. Thompson. 2016. Degradation of phenolic compounds by the lignocellulose deconstructing thermoacidophilic bacterium Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius. J. Ind. Micro. Biotech. 43:13-23.  doi:10.1007/s10295-015-1700-z. 

 

Sun, N., F. Xu, N. Sathitsuksanoh, V.S. Thompson, K. Cafferty, C. Li, D. Tanjore, A.  Narani, B.A. Simmons, and S. Singh. 2015. Conversion of municipal solid waste using ionic liquids. Bioresource Tech., 186:200-206.

 

Li, Chenlin, D. Tanjore, W. He, J. Wong, J.L. Gardner, V.S. Thompson, N.A. Yancey, K. Sale, B.A. Simmons and S. Singh.  2015. Scale-up of ionic liquid based fractionation of single and mixed feedstocks. BioEnergy Research, 8:982-991.

 

Mattson, E., R. Smith, Y. Fujita, T. McLing, G. Neupane, C. Palmer, D. Reed and V. Thompson. 2015. Improved Geothermometry Through Multivariate Reaction-path Modeling and Evaluation of Geomicrobiological Influences on Geochemical Temperature Indicators: Final Report, INL/EXT-14-33959.

 

Cafferty, K.G., J.J. Jacobsen, E. Searcy, K.L. Kenney, I.J. Bonner, G.L. Gresham, J. R. Hess, W.A. Smith, D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson, J.S. Tumuluru, N. Yancey.  2014. Feedstock supply system design and economics for conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to hydrocarbon fuels. INL/EXT-14-31211.  

 

Kenney, K.L., K.G. Cafferty, J.J. Jacobsen, I.J. Bonner, G.L. Gresham, J.R. Hess, L.P. Ovard, W.A. Smith, D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson, J.S. Tumuluru, and N. Yancey. 2013. Feedstock supply system design and economics for conversion of lignocellulosic biomass to hydrocarbon fuels. INL/EXT-13-30342. 

 

Fujita, Y., D.W. Reed, K.R. Nowak, V.S. Thompson, T.L. McLing, R.W. Smith, and D.C. Cooper. 2013. Microbial impacts on geothermometry temperature predictions. Proceedings 38th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, February 11-13. 

 

Shi, J., V.S. Thompson, N.A. Yancey, V. Stavila, B.A. Simmons, and S. Singh. 2013. Impact of mixed feedstocks and feedstock densification on ionic liquid pretreatment efficiency. Biofuels, 4(1), 63-72. 

 

Thompson, V.S. 2012. In: Biomass Densification Workshop Transforming Biomass to Feedstocks Summary Report, Eds. K.L. Kenney and L.P. Ovard, Formulation, pp. 75-82. INL/EXT-10-18930. 

 

Smith, W.A., D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson, C.W. Radtke, and B. Carter, 2009. Assessment of xylanase activity in dry storage as a potential method of reducing feedstock cost. Appl. Biochem. Biotech., 154 (1-3), 287-301.  

 

Horton R.N., W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson and P.P. Sheridan, 2006. Low temperature reduction of hexavalent chromium by a microbial enrichment consortium and a novel strain of Arthrobacter aurescens. BMC Microbiology, 6, Art. 5.

 

Thompson, V.S., K.D. Schaller, and W.A. Apel. 2003. Purification and characterization of a novel thermo-alkali-stable catalase from Thermus brockianus. Biotech. Prog., 19, 1292-1299.

 

Thompson, V.S., and D.E. Key. 2002. A novel test for detection of drugs in the body that also provides the identity of the person being examined”, Counterdrug Research and Development:  Technologies for the Next Decade, Conference Proceedings, Office of the National Drug Control Policy, 2, 511-518.

 

Thompson, V.S., K.B. Barrett, T. Davis, S. Nieto, and T.Unger. 1999. Antibody profiling as an identification tool for forensic samples, In: Investigation and Forensic Science Technologies, Higgins, K. (ed.), 3576, 52-59.

 

Maragos, C.M. and V.S. Thompson. 1999. Fiber-optic immunosensor for mycotoxins. Nat. Toxins, 7, 371-376.

 

Thompson, V.S. and C.M. Maragos. 1997. Measurement of fumonisin mycotoxins in corn with a fiber optic immunosensor. In: Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology III. Thompson, R.B.  (ed.), 2980, 532-538.

 

Thompson, V.S. and R.M. Worden. 1997. Gas void fraction, liquid dispersion, and gas-to-liquid mass transfer measurements in a three-phase magnetofluidized bed. Chem. Eng. Sci., 52(2), 279.

 

Thompson, V.S. and C.M. Maragos. 1996. A fiber-optic immunosensor for the detection of fumonisin B1. J. Agric. Food Chem., 44(4), 1041.

 

Thompson, V.S. 1993. Characterization of a three-phase magnetically stabilized fluidized bed bioreactor. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

 

Thompson, V.S. and R.M. Worden. 1992. Effect of tracer diffusion on liquid axial dispersion in a three-phase fluidized bed bioreactor. Chem. Eng. Sci., 47, 3435.

Patents:
​B.D. Lee, D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed and J.A. Lacey. 2018. Transcriptional control in Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and associated genes, proteins, and methods. United States Patent, 9,957,510. Issued May 1.

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, J.A. Lacey and E.D. Henriksen. 2018. Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods. United States Patent 9,896,707. Issued February 20.

B.D. Lee, D.T. Newby, J.A. Lacey, D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson, W.A. Apel, F.F. Roberto and D.W. Reed. 2018. Type II restriction modification system methylation subunit of Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius. United States Patent 9,890,385. Issued February 13.
 
V.S. Thompson, W.A. Apel, J.A. Lacey, B.D. Lee, D.W. Reed, F.F. Roberto and D.N. Thompson. 2018. Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic metabolism genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods. United States Patent 9,879,247. Issued January 30.

V.S. Thompson, D.N. Thompson, D.W. Reed, J.A. Lacey, and W.A. Apel. 2018. Thermophilic acetylxylan esterase genes and enzymes from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms and methods. United States Patent 9,862,981. Issued January 9.
 
D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, T.E. Ward. 2017. Methods of combined bioprocessing and related microorganisms, thermophilic and/or acidophilic enzymes, and nucleic acids encoding said enzymes. United State Patent 9,732,330, Issued August 15.
 

 D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, J.A. Lacey. 2017 Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic glycosylation genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods. United States Patent 9,677,054, Issued June 13.

 

  W.A. Apel, and V.S. Thompson. 2017. Antibody profiling sensitivity through increased reporter antibody layering. United State Patent RE46,351. Issued March 28.

 

  B.D. Lee, D.T. Newby, J.A. Lacey, D.N.Thompson, V.S.Thompson, W.A.Apel, F.F. Roberto and D.W. Reed. 2017. Type II restriction modification system methylation subunit of Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius. United States Patent 9,567,595. Issued February 14.

 

 B.D. Lee, D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed and J.A. Lacey. 2016. Transcriptional control in Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and associated genes, proteins and methods. United States Patent 9,499,824. Issued November 22.

 
W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, J.A. Lacey and C.A. Gentillon, 2016, "Identification of discriminant proteins through antibody profiling, methods and apparatus for identifying an individual," Patent 9,410,965, August 9, 2016.
 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, J.A. Lacey, and E.D Henriksen, 2016, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 9,404,134, August 2, 2016.

 

D.N. Thompson, D.W. Reed, V.S. Thompson, J.A. Lacey and W.A. Apel, 2016, "Alteration and modulation of protein activity by varying post-translational modification," Patent 9,388,398,  July 12, 2016.

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson and T.E. Ward, 2016, "Methods of combined bioprocessing and related microorganisms, thermophilic and/or acidophilic enzymes, and nucleic acids encoding said enzymes," Patent 9,290,784,  March 22, 2016.

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, J.A. Lacey, 2016, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic glycosylation genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 9,234,228,  January 12, 2016.

 

V.S. Thompson, W.A. Apel, D.W. Reed, B.D. Lee, D.N. Thompson, F.F. Roberto, and J.A. Lacey, 2015, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic metabolism genes and enzymes from alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 9,222,094,  December 29, 2015.

 

B.D. Lee, D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, and J.A. Lacey, 2015, "Transcriptional control in alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and associated genes, proteins and methods," Patent 9,187,753,  November 17, 2015.

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, J.A. Lacey and E.D. Henriksen, 2015, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods,"  Patent 9,045,741,  June 2, 2015.

 

B.D. Lee, D.T. Newby, J.A. Lacey, D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson, W.A. Apel, F.F. Roberto, and D.W. Reed, 2015, "Type II restriction-modification system methylation subunit of Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius," Patent 9,029,114,  May 12, 2015.

 

D.N. Thompson, D.W. Reed, V.S. Thompson, J.A. Lacey, and W.A. Apel, 2015, "Alteration and modulation of protein activity by varying post-translational modification," , Patent 8,969,033,  March 3, 2015.

 

  V.S. Thompson, J.A. Lacey, C.A. Gentillon and W.A. Apel, 2015, "Identification of discriminant proteins through antibody profiling, methods and apparatus for identifying an individual," Patent 8,969,009,  March 3, 2015.

 

V.S. Thompson, W.A. Apel, D.W. Reed, B.D. Lee, D.N. Thompson, F.R. Roberto, and J.A. Lacey, 2014, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic metabolism genes and enzymes  from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 8,728,803,  May 20, 2014.

 

B.D. Lee, D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed and J.A. Lacey, 2014 "Transcriptional control in Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and associated genes, proteins, and methods," Patent 8,716,011,  May 6, 2014. 

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, and T.E. Ward, 2014, "Methods of combined bioprocessing and related microorganisms, thermophilic and/or acidophilic enzymes, and nucleic acids encoding said enzymes," Patent 8,691,525,  April 8, 2014.

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, and J.A. Lacey, 2013, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic sugar transporter genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 8,575,323,  November 5, 2013.

 

B.D. Lee, D.T. Newby, J.A. Lacey, D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson, W.A. Apel, F.F. Roberto, and D.W. Reed, 2013, "Type II restriction-modification system methylation subunit of Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius," Patent 8,569,030,  October 29, 2013.

 

Thompson, V.S., K.B. Barrett, and D.E. Key, 2013, "Rapid classification of biological components," Patent RE44,539,  October 15, 2013.

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, J.A. Lacey, and E.D. Henriksen, 2013, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 8,557,557,  October 15, 2013.

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, J.A. Lacey, and E.D. Henriksen, 2013, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods", Patent 8,497,110,  July 30, 2013.

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, and T.E. Ward, 2013, "Methods of combined bioprocessing and related microorganisms, thermophilic and/or acidophilic enzymes, and nucleic acids encoding said enzymes," Patent 8,492,114,  July 23, 2013.

 

D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson, K.D. Schaller, W.A. Apel, D.W. Reed, and J.A. Lacey, 2013, "Thermal and acid tolerant beta xylosidase, arabinofuranosidases, genes encoding, related organisms, and methods,"  Patent 8,431,379,  April 30, 2013.

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, J.A. Lacey, and E.D. Henriksen, 2013,  "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 8,426,185,  April 23, 2013.

 

Apel, W.A., and V.S. Thompson, 2013, "Antibody profiling sensitivity through increased reporter antibody layering," Patent, RE44,031,  February 26, 2013.

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, and J.A. Lacey, 2013, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic sugar transporter genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 8,362,226,  January 29, 2013.

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, and J.A. Lacey, 2013,  "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic sugar transporter genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 8,354,517,  January 15, 2013.

 

G.D. Lassahn, G.D. Lancaster, W.A. Apel, and V.S. Thompson, 2013, "Image portion identification methods, image parsing methods, image parsing systems, and articles of manufacture," Patent 8,351,674, January 8, 2013.

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, J.A. Lacey, and E.D. Henriksen, 2012,"Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods," Patent 8,202,716, June 19, 2012.

 

Thompson, V.S., D.N. Thompson, K.D. Schaller, and W.A. Apel, 2012,"Enzyme and methodology for the treatment of a biomass,"  Australia Patent 2006312031, February 16, 2012.  

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed and J.A. Lacey, 2011,"Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic sugar transporter genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods,"  Patent 8,071,748, December 6, 2011.

 

V.S. Thompson, D.N. Thompson, K.S. Schaller, and W.A. Apel, 2011, "Enzyme and methodology for the treatment of a biomass,"  New Zealand Patent 567774, November 7, 2011. 

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, and J.A. Lacey, 2011, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic sugar transporter genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods,"  Patent 7,960,534, June 14, 2011. 

 

D.N. Thompson, V.S. Thompson, K.D. Schaller, W.A. Apel, J.A. Lacey, and D.W. Reed, 2011, "Thermal and acid tolerant beta-xylosidases, genes encoding, related organisms and methods,"  Patent 7,923,234, April 12, 2011.

 

V.S. Thompson, W.A. Apel, D.N. Thompson, and K.D. Schaller, 2011, "Enzyme and methodology for the treatment of a biomass", Mexico Patent 283890, October 2, 2011.  

 

D.N. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V.S. Thompson, D.W. Reed, J.A. Lacey, 2010, "Thermophilic and thermoacidophilic biopolymer-degrading genes and enzymes from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius and related organisms, methods,"  Patent 7,858,353, December 28, 2010.

 

V.S. Thompson, K.B. Barrett, and D.E. Key, 2010, "Rapid classification of biological components,"  Patent 7,682,797, March 23, 2010.   

 

V.S. Thompson, K.B. Barrett, and D.E. Key, 2010, "Rapid classification of biological components,"  Patent 7,682,798, March 23, 2010.

 

V.S Thompson and W.A. Apel, 2010, "Improved antibody profiling sensitivity through increased reporter antibody layering,"  Patent 7,695,919, April 13, 2010.

 

V.S. Thompson, W.A. Apel, D.N. Thompson, and K.D. Schaller, 2010, "Enzyme and methodology for the treatment of a biomass,"  Patent 7,727,755, June 1, 2010.

 

V.S Thompson and W.A. Apel, 2010, "Improved antibody profiling sensitivity through increased reporter antibody layering, " South Africa Patent 2009/06048, May 26, 2010.

 

V.S. Thompson, K.B. Barrett, and D.E. Key, 2006, "Rapid assay of biological components,"  Patent 6,989,276, January 24, 2006.

 

R.M. Worden, K.C. Sink. T.T. Ames, and V.S. Thompson, 1999, "Method and apparatus for growing plant cells,"  Patent 5,885,826, March 23, 1999.

 

R.M. Worden, K.C. Sink, T.T. Ames, and V.S. Thompson, 1998, "Method and apparatus for growing plant cells,"  Patent 5,846,829, December 8, 1998.

Presentations:

V. Thompson, J.A. Lacey, J. Aston, D. Hartley, E. Searcy, and D. Thompson. 2016. Application of air classification, acid leaching and formulation to manage feedstock cost, quality and quantity for bioenergy. Presented at 38th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Baltimore, MD, April 28.  

 

V. Thompson, A. Ray, D. Stevens, D. Daubaras, A. Hoover, R. Emerson, S. Ukaew, B. Klemetsrud, J. Klinger, D. Eatherton and D. Shonnard. 2015. “Assessment of municipal solid waste for biochemical and thermochemical conversion pathways”, Presented at AIChE Annual meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 11. 

 

V. Thompson, A. Ray, D. Stevens, D. Daubaras, A. Hoover, R. Emerson, S. Ukaew, B. Klemetsrud, J. Klinger, D. Eatherton, and D. Shonnard. 2015. “Assessment of municipal solid waste for biochemical and thermochemical conversion pathways”. Presented at 37th Annual meeting on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals Symposium. San Diego, CA. April 29.  

 

V. Thompson, W.A. Apel, V. Balan, B. Dale, and D.N. Thompson. 2014. “Production and characterization of thermophilic glycosyl- and glycoside hydrolases from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius”. Presented at 36th Annual meeting on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals Symposium. Clearwater Beach, FL, May 1. 

 

V. Thompson, A.E. Ray, N. Sun, S. Singh and B. Simmons, 2014. “Assessment of municipal solid waste as a blend feedstock to lower biomass feedstock costs”, Presented at 36th Annual meeting on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals Symposium. Clearwater Beach, FL, April 28.

 

V. Thompson, J. Lacey, E. Taylor, K. Delezene-Briggs, B. Pham, and W. Apel, 2011. "Distinguishing Identical Twins with Antibody Profiling", Presented at American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL,  February 25.

 

V. Thompson, K. D. Schaller, and W.A. Apel. 2009. Application of an Extremophilic Catalase for Greener Industrial Bleaching, Invited paper given at American Society for Microbiology Annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA, May 17-21. 

 

V. Thompson. 2008. Antibody Profiling:  A new identification technology and how it can be used in the forensic community. Keynote paper presented at the Northwest Association of Forensic Scientists meeting, Boise, ID, November 7.

V. Thompson, D. Reed, K. Schaller, J. Barnes, C. Permann, D. Newby, J. Lacey, H. Silverman, A. Colman, S. Techtman, D. Maeder and  F. Robb. 2007. Proteomic analysis of Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans grown on carbon monoxide or syngas. Invited paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Society for Industrial Microbiology, Denver, CO, July 29-August 2. 

 

D. Thompson, V. Thompson, K. Schaller, W. Apel. 2007. Thermal and acid stable hemicellulase and cellulase enzymes and their role in producing energy from biomass., Invited paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Society for Industrial Microbiology, Denver, CO, July 29-August 2.  

 

D. W. Reed, J. M. Barnes, C. J. Permann, K. D. Schaller, D. T. Newby, and V. S. Thompson. 2007. Proteomic investigation of the hydrogen producing thermophilic Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans grown with CO and syngas, Poster presented at the 55th American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Indianpolis, IN, June 1-5.

 

Thompson, V.S., K. Epting, K.D. Schaller, and D.W. Reed. 2006. Proteomic analysis of a hydrogen producing thermophile Carboxydothermus hydrogenoformans.  Paper presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, San Francisco, CA, November 12-17.

 

Thompson V.S., D.N Thompson, K.D Schaller, and W.A. Apel. 2006. Thermoacidophilic cellulases and hemicellulases from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius.  Paper presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, San Francisco, CA, November 12-17.

 

Schaller, K.D., V.S. Thompson, E.A. Taylor and W.A. Apel. 2006.  R&D 100 Award-winning alkaline and thermal stable catalase immobilized on Eupergit™ C beads for removal of H2O2 in high temperature process streams.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial Microbiology, Baltimore, MD, July 30-August 3.

 

Epting, K.L., D.W. Reed, J.M. Barnes, K.D. Schaller, J.A. Lacey, H.G. Silverman, C.J. Permann, A.S. Colman, D.L Maeder, F.T. Robb, D.T. Newby, V.S. Thompson. 2006. Proteomic and genomic investigation of the hydrogen producing thermophile Carboxythermus hydrogenoformans. Poster presented at the 54th American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Seattle, WA, May 29-June 1.

 

Reed, D.W., V.S. Thompson, M.R. Walton, K.D. Schaller, C.J. Permann, B.D. Lee, and W.A. Apel. 2006. Proteome characterization of cyanobacteria bicarbonate transporters under varying carbon dioxide conditions.  Poster presented at the 54th American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Seattle, WA, May 29-June 1.

 

Lee, B.D., D.W. Reed, V.S. Thompson, M.R. Walton, and W.A. Apel. 2006. Characterization of cyanobacterial species using whole cell MALDI mass spectrometry, Poster presented at the 54th American Society for Mass Spectrometry Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Seattle, WA, May 29-June 1.

 

Thompson, V.S., D.N Thompson, K.D. Schaller, and W.A. Apel. 2005.  Thermoacidophilic cellulases and hemicellulases from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius, Poster presented at the 27th Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals, Denver, CO, May 1-4.

 

Thompson, V.S., K.D. Schaller, and W.A. Apel. 2004. Characterization of an extracellular thermoacidophilic xylanase from Alicyclobacillus acidocaldarius, Paper presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Austin, TX, Nov. 7-12.

 

Thompson, V.S., K.D. Schaller, and W.A. Apel. 2003.  Assessment of a thermo- alkali- stable catalase for treatment of hydrogen peroxide containing process streams, Poster presented at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Washington D.C., May 20-24.

 

Thompson, V.S., K.D. Schaller, and W.A. Apel. 2002. A comparison of a thermostable catalase and commercial catalases for treatment of hydrogen peroxide containing effluents, Paper presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Indianapolis, IN, November 3-8.

 

Thompson, V.S. and D.E. Key. 2002. A novel drug detection test that also provides the identity of the person being examined, Invited paper presented at the NLECTC Western Region Innovative Technologies for Community Corrections Conference, Boise, ID, October 7-9.

 

Thompson, V.S. and D.E. Key. 2002. A novel drug detection test that also provides the identity of the person being examined, Invited paper presented at the NLECTC Rocky Mountain Innovative Technologies for Community Corrections Conference, San Diego, CA, May 20-22.

 

Schaller, K.D., K.L. Henscheid, L.M. McFarland, V.S. Thompson, and W.A. Apel. 2002. Purification and characterization of a thermostable catalase from Thermus brockianus, Poster presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, Salt Lake City, UT, May 19-23.

 

Thompson, V.S. and D.E. Key. 2001. A novel test for detection of drugs in the body that also provides the identity of the person being examined, Invited paper presented at the ONDCP International Technology Symposium: Counterdrug Research and Development: Technologies for the Next Decade, San Diego, CA, June 25-28.

 

Thompson, V.S., K.B. Barrett, D.E. Key, T. Davis, S. Nieto, and T. Unger. 2001. Forensic validation study of antibody profiling identification, Invited paper presented at FRENZY, Washington, D.C., May 14-17.

 

Mosher, C.M., L.M.J. Lynch, V.S. Thompson, and E.J. Jarvi. 2001. Utilizing microbial metabolites as starting reagents for alkaline phosphatase conjugations. Poster presented at the 2001 ACS Spring Meeting, San Diego, CA, April 1-5.

 

Thompson, V.S., K.B. Barrett, T. Davis, S. Nieto, and T. Unger. 2000. Antibody profiling technique for rapid identification of forensic samples, Invited paper presented at the 2000 Northwest and Rocky Mountain ACS Joint Regional Meeting, Idaho Falls, ID, June 15-17.

 

Thompson, V.S., and D.E. Key. 2000. Novel assay for drug and identity determination in body fluids, Paper presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Reno, NV, February 22-26.

 

Thompson, V.S., K.B. Barrett, T. Davis, S. Nieto, and T. Unger. 1998. Antibody profiling technique for rapid identification of forensic samples, Paper presented at the SPIE conference on Enabling Technologies for Law Enforcement, Boston, MA, November 3-5.

 

Thompson, V.S., K.B. Barrett, T. Davis, S. Nieto, and T. Unger. 1997. Antibody profiling technique for rapid identification of forensic samples, Paper presented at the CAT/NWAFS/SWAFS/SAT Combined Professional Training Seminar, Las Vegas, NV, November 3-7.

 

Thompson, V.S., K.B. Barrett, T. Davis, S. Nieto, and T. Unger. 1997. Antibody profiling technique for rapid identification of forensic samples, Paper presented at the California Association of Criminalists Fall Seminar, Irvine, CA, October, 8-11.

 

Maragos, C.M., and V. S. Thompson. 1997. Measurement of fumonisin mycotoxins in corn with a fiber optic immunosensor. Paper presented in the Topical Conference Advances in Fluorescence Sensing Technology III, SPIE conference 2980, San Jose, CA, February 9-11.

 

Thompson, V. S. and C. M. Maragos. 1995. A fiber-optic immunosensor for the detection of fumonisin B1. Poster presented at the AOAC International Conference, Nashville, TN, September 17-21.

 

Ames, T. T., V. S. Thompson, and R. M. Worden. 1995. A three-phase, magneto-fluidized bed bioreactor for production of plant secondary metabolites. Paper presented at the 1995 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Miami Beach, FL, November 12-17.

 

Thompson, V.S. and R.M. Worden. 1992. Effect of tracer diffusion on liquid axial dispersion in a three-phase fluidized bed bioreactor. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Gas-Liquid and Gas-Liquid-Solid Reaction Engineering, Columbus, OH, September 13-16.

 

Thompson, V.S. and R.M. Worden. 1991. Determination of liquid phase axial dispersion coefficients in a three-phase magnetically stabilized bed bioreactor. Paper presented at the 1991 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Los Angeles, CA, November.

 

Thompson, V.S. and R.M. Worden. 1990. Measurement of gas void fraction in a three-phase magnetically stabilized fluidized bed bioreactor. Poster presented at the 1990 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Chicago, IL, November.

Awards:
​INL Inventor of the Year, 2015
INL Inventor Hall of Fame, 2011
INL Inventor of the Year Finalist, 2009
INL Exceptional Scientific Achievement, 2008
R&D Magazine, R&D 100 Award, 2008
Federal Laboratory Consortium Award, 2008
Idaho Innovation Award, Stoel-Rives, LLC, 2008
INL Inventor of the Year Finalist, 2006
R&D Magazine, R&D 100 Award, 2006
Idaho Innovation Award Finalist, Stoel-Rives, LLC, 2006
Performance Plus Award Bechtel Corp., 2004 
R&D Magazine, R&D 100 Award, 2004
Bechtel Information Program, Outstanding Technical Paper, 2004
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