Christina M. Payne, P.E., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Research Areas: Biophysics, Biopolymers, Biotechnology, Computational science, Energy, Enzymes, Molecular modeling

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering


Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Vanderbilt University , 2007

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Tennessee Technological University, 2002

Professional Experience

2013 – Present: August T. Larsson Guest Researcher, Swedish University of Life Sciences

2012 – Present: Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky

Nov. 2011 – Aug. 2012 : Staff Scientist, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Jan. 2011 – Nov. 2011: Postdoctoral Research Associate, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Jan. 2008 – Jan. 2011: Process Engineer, URS Energy and Construction

Aug. 2003 – Dec. 2007: Department of Energy Computational Science Graduate Fellow

May 2005 – Aug. 2005: DOE CSGF Intern, Sandia National Laboratories