Assistant Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Buz Barstow is a physicist using synthetic biology to build sustainable energy technologies.
MSci, 1st class, Imperial College 2001
PhD Applied Physics, Cornell University 2009
Awards & Honors
Burroughs-Wellcome Career Award at the Scientific Interface
Professor Barstow teaches students how to identify and then assess the potential of synthetic biology sustainable energy technologies using mathematical and computer models in BEE 3280/5280. In the last 2 years, the class has produced a peer-reviewed scientific article with students as co-authors. In BEE 3600/5600, Professor Barstow teaches students about the exciting science of systems and synthetic biology. He teaches students how to use and build mathematical and computer models of natural and engineered biological systems.
His courses include:
- BEE 3280/5280 Systems and Synthetic Biology for Sustainable Energy
- BEE 3600/5600 Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering
228 Riley-Robb Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
bmb35 [at] cornell.edu
Buz in the news
Eleven 2030 Project grants were awarded to Cornell faculty for an array of fast-track climate solutions, including tools to help New York communities reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
Three Cornell scientists were honored during a June 1 ceremony promoting women’s engagement in innovation and commercialization – part of Cornell’s efforts to elevate women inventors, who were awarded just 12.8% of all U.S. patents in 2019.
- Biological and Environmental Engineering