W. Todd French

W. Todd French

Associate Professor

Office: 344 Swalm
Office Hours: T Th 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
P 662.325.4308



  • Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2000.
  • M.S., Mississippi State University, 1996.
  • B.S., Northeast Louisiana University, 1990.

Journal Publications (refereed)

  • Schneider, T., Graeff-Hoenninger, S., French, W., Hernandez, R., Merkt, N., Claupein, W., Hetrick, M., & Pham, P. (Nov 2013). Lipid and Carotenoid Production by Oleagionous Red Yeast Rhodotorula Glutinis Cultivated on Brewery Effluent. Energy, 61(1), 34-43.
  • Hernandez, R., French, W., Holmes, W., Forks, A., & Callahan, R. (Nov 2013). Lipid-Enhancement of Activated Sludges Obtained from Conventional Activated Sludge and Oxidation Ditch Processes. Bioresource Technologies, 148, 487-493.
  • Holmes, W., Hernandez, R., French, W., Lerma, L., Forks, A., Ahse, T., & Estévez, A. (Nov 2013). Experimental Measurement and Modeling of the Type 3 Ternanry System Containing (Decane + Water + Triacetin). The Journal of Chemical Thermodynmics, 67, 21-27. DOI:10.1016/j.jct.2013.07.009.
  • Pham, P., Hernandez, R., & French, W. (Oct 2013). Activated Sludge Oil: Characterization and Identification of Components. Journal of Biobased Materiasl and Bioenergy, 7, 626-638.
  • Mondala, A., Hernandez, R., French, W., MacFarland, L., Sparks, D., Holmes, W., & Haque, M. (Jul 2013). Enhanced Microbial Oil Production by Activated Sludge Microorganisms via Co - Fermentation of Glucose and Xylose. AIChE Journal, 59(11), 4036-4044.
  • Schneider, T., Schwemmlein, L., Graeff-Hönninger, S., French, W., Hernandez, R., Holmes, W., & Claupein, W. (Jul 2013). Effect of Different C/N Ratios on Carotenoid and Lipid Production by Rhodotorula Glutinis.. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 97(14), 6281-6588.
  • Upadhyaya, K.L., Mondala, A., Hernandez, R., French, W., Green, M., McFarland, L., & Holmes, W. (Jun 2013). Biocrude Production by Activated Sludge Microbial Cultures Using Pulp and Paper Wastewaters as Fermentation Substrate. Environmental Technology: Special Issue on Bioenergy, 34(13-14), 2171-2178.
  • Gonzalez-Garcia, Y., Hernandez, R., Zhang, G., Escalante, F.M., Holmes, W., & French, W. (Apr 2013). Lipids accumulation in Rhodotorula glutinis and Cryptococcus curvatus growing on distillery wastewater as culture medium. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 32(1), 69-74.
  • Schneider, T., Rempp, T., Graeff-Hoenninger, S., French, W., Hernandez, R., & Claupein, W. (Mar 2013). Utilization of Soluble Starch by Oleaginous Red Yeast Rhodotorula Glutinis. Journal of Sustainable Bioenergy Systems, 3(1), 57-63.
  • G. Zhang, *French, WT., Hernandez, R., Alley, E., and Paraschivescu, M., “Lipid Production from Acid Hydrolysate of Lignocellulosic Biomass by Rhodotorula glutinis,” Biomass and Bioenergy 2011, Vol. 35, p. 734-740.
  • Hall, J. I., Hetrick, M.; French*, W. Todd; Hernandez*, Rafael A.; Donaldson, Janet; Mondala, Andro; Holmes, William. Oil Production by a consortium of oleaginous microorganisms grown on primary effluent wastewater. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 2011, Vol. 86, p.54-60.
  • E. Revellame, R. *Hernandez, W. T. French, M. White, B. Holmes. Biodiesel from Activated Sludge via In situ Transesterification. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 2010, Vol. 85(5), p. 614-620.
  • Sparks, D.L., L.A. Estévez, R. Hernandez*, J. McEwen, and T. French, 2010, "Solubility of Small-Chain Carboxylic Acids in Supercritical Carbon Dioxide," Journal Chemical Engineering Data 2010, Vol. 55, 4922-4927.
  • E. Revellame, R. *Hernandez, W. T. *French, B. Holmes and E. Ally. Production of Biodiesel from Wet Activated Sludge. Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology 2011, Vol. 86, p.61-68.