Dr. LiLu T. Funkenbusch received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rochester in 2012. She then received her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2017 under the guidance of Dr. Michael E. Mullins. She continued as an instructor in the same department for a year. Her work focused on improving biorefinery designs by creating process-level reactor models to provide accurate estimates of energy and resource requirements, greenhouse gas production, and product compositions and yields. This allows the pinpointing of areas that require further economic improvement or technical development, and can improve the quality and accuracy of life cycle and technoeconomic assessments.