Richard is a molecular and microbial research scientist and has worked at Lincoln Agritech since 2006. Richard’s research has transitioned from a background in plant, viral and fungal molecular biology to research focused mainly on bacterial electrochemical processes in biosensors and microbial fuel cells.
Current research also includes electron transfer from proteins and from algae. Richard still maintains active research in the area of fungal genetics, and collaborates with the BioProtection CORE at Lincoln University on a number of projects.
Richard has particular interests in:
- Biosensors and other bio-electrical systems
- Fungal functional genomics
- Algal and plant biotechnology
Academic and Professional History:
- 2006-present – Scientist, Lincoln Agritech
- 2003-2006 – Post Doctoral Fellow, BioProtection CORE, Lincoln University
- 2000-2003 – Post Doctoral Fellow, Canterbury University
- Biotechnology and waste treatment in Agriculture
- Waste powered fuel cells in Energy