Dr. Lupoi graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Chemistry from LaRoche College, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and earned a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. During graduate school, Jason focused on developing applications in near-infrared (NIR) Raman spectroscopy for analysis of lignocellulosic biomass, and creating an enzyme immobilization technique that resulted in twice the ethanol yield during simultaneous saccharification and fermentation reactions. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (a Lawrence Berkeley National Lab facility) in Emeryville, California, on behalf of The University of Queensland (QAAFI), where he developed high-throughput analytical spectroscopy techniques to rapidly and efficiently screen large arrays of biomass feedstocks for the isolation of those that possess key biofuel traits. Before joining Sage Analytics, Jason was employed by the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) in Golden, CO. He has expertise in vibrational (NIR, mid-IR, Raman) spectroscopy, and its application for measuring large data sets using multivariate analysis/chemometrics. Dr. Lupoi has worked with leading scientists at JBEI, QAAFI, and NREL, and has led projects focused on developing spectroscopic methods for plant analysis.