Laurent Pilon's Research Group
University of California, Los Angeles


Photobiological energy conversion

Introduction / Motivations
Introduction to photobiological fuel production and CO2 fixation
Measurements of radiation characteristics and optical properties of microalgae and cyanobacteria

Radiation characteristics of biofuel producing microalgae and cyanobacteria

Optical properties of selected photosynthetic microalgae producing biofuels

Optical properties of Nannochloropsis oculata grown under different irradiances and spectra

Photobiological hydrogen production

C.reinhardtii and its truncated chlorophyll antenna transformants

Photobiological hydrogen production from cyanobacteria Anaebena variabilis

Photobiological lipid production for biodiesel

Influence of light transfer on triglyceride production of N. oculata during nitrogen starvation

Photobioreactor design

Lightguide in photobioreactors

Design Tool and Guidelines for Outdoor Photobioreactors

Financial support

Financial support by the following organizations is gratefully acknowledged: