David C. Dayton
David Dayton, PhD, is a physical chemist with more than 20 years of experience as a researcher. His current research focuses on alternative fuels research, particularly synthesis gas conversion, cleanup, and conditioning, and experimental programs relating to biomass thermochemical conversion for biofuel production. As the biofuels director in RTI's Center for Energy Technology, Dr. Dayton manages projects involving biomass combustion, gasification, and pyrolysis. These R&D activities are focused on expanding integrated biorefinery technology development for biofuel production and developing strategic institutional plans to help guide future alternative fuels research and development. Previously, Dr. Dayton was a technical leader for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Biomass Program's (DOE/OBP) Thermochemical Platform at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
PhD, Physical Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; BS, Chemistry, Dickinson College.