Jacob R Borden

Jacob R Borden
Dr. Jacob R. Borden is assistant professor of chemical engineering at McNeese State University. Borden holds a PhD in chemical and biological engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Spring Hill College. His academic focus is the development of advanced energy technologies, including petroleum and renewables. Borden has more than a decade of experience working in industry, most recently as principal engineer for BP Biofuels.

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