Michael P. Wolcott is Regents Professor and Vice President for Research, as well as the Director of the Office of Clean Technology at Washington State University.
Michael Wolcott, Regents Professor, has been a member of the WSU faculty since 1996 conducting research in the field of biobased materials, chemicals, and fuels. Wolcott currently serves as the Director of ASCENT, the FAA Center of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuel and the Environment. He was formerly Project Co-Director for NARA – Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, a USDA AFRI Sustainable Biofuels CAP project, which most notably flew the first cellulosic biofuels flight cross-country with partners Gevo and Alaska Airlines. Many of his research projects have featured public-private partnerships with industry, government laboratories, agencies, and communities.