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Marissa Nyland

Title: Associate Director of Operations and Safety
Email: mcastne2@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 333-4560

Marissa Nyland joined IBRL in January 2022 as a member of the fermentation team. In February of 2024 she was promoted to the Assistant Director of Operations & Safety to manage safety programs, oversee construction projects, and ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the pilot plant. She has a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Previously, Marissa worked as a chemist and nuclear equipment operator at Clinton Power Station and a technology transfer specialist at a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.