Amanda Barry

Sandia National Laboratories

Research Focus

Amanda Barry is R&D Manager of the Molecular and Microbiology Department at Sandia National Laboratories. From 2016-2020, she served as Technical Lead and Subject Matter Expert for the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Verification Team on both Algae and Conversion FOA-awarded projects. From 2015-2017, Amanda served at BETO as a Technology Development Manager on an Interpersonnel Assignment. Her BETO-funded research focuses on algal biology and biochemistry with a current emphasis on mixotrophic growth on plant substrates. She received her Ph.D. from Oregon Health & Science University in 2007.

Projects in the Agile BioFoundry

  • Industry Engagement and Outreach

Featured Publications

Vogler, B.W., Starkenburg, S., Sudasinghe, N., Rollin, J.A., Pattathil, S., and Barry, A.N. 2018. Characterization of plant carbon substrate utilization by Auxenochlorella protothecoides. Algal Research 34:37-48.

Barry, A., Wolfe, A, English, C, Ruddick, C, Lambert, D. DOE (U.S. Department of Energy). 2016. National Algal Biofuels Technology Review. U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Bioenergy Technologies Office.

Barry, A.N., Starkenburg, S.R., and Sayre, R.T. 2015. Strategies for optimizing algal biology for enhanced biofuel production and carbon capture. Front. Energy Res., Online 02 February.