Patrick C. Hallenbeck

Patrick C. Hallenbeck

Prof Patrick C. Hallenbeck, microbiologist, obtained a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of California Berkeley (USA) and held post-doctoral positions at the French Nuclear Energy Center, Grenoble (France), and the University of California, Davis (USA) before taking up a position as professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Montreal and a Senior Scientist at the US Air Force Academy Life Sciences Research Center. Dr. Hallenbeck’s research interests are in microbial physiology, applied microbiology and biotechnology, biological energy production, anaerobic metabolism, and nitrogen fixation. Dr. Hallenbeck is President of the Biohydrogen subdivision of the International Hydrogen Association. He has served on the organizing committees of numerous international conferences, was chair of ISPP2009, and was chair of BioH2 2013. He is author of over sixty original research publications, twenty-two reviews and book chapters, and numerous abstracts in conference proceedings. He is editor of two books. Prof. Hallenbeck won Outstanding Scientist award for 2012 from the IFIBiop (www.ifibiop.org). He is currently researching the role of metabolite sensing and signaling in the regulation of microbial metabolism, and using metabolic engineering to increase biofuels production. He is editorial board member in Bioresource Technology, Journal of Bacteriology, Frontiers in Microbiology, and Marine Biotechnology and Section Editor of Biotechnology for Biofuels.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Montreal, Canada and Senior Scientist at the US Air Force Academy Life Sciences Research Center