Henson Group

From right to left: Xiangan Li, Jin Chen, Professor Henson, Poonam Phalak, Boyang Li

We focus on the development of system-scale dynamic models with applications to biological and particle related problems. Our current activities are concentrated in the domains of microbial biofilms, renewable biofuels and biochemicals, biological timekeeping and downstream pharmaceutical manufacturing. We pursue an integrated experimental-computational approach where designed experiments are performed within the group or with collaborators to generate the necessary data for model development. Validated models are used to understand design principles, predict dynamic behavior, optimize performance and design system properties. Focus