Josh Vermaas is an assistant professor within the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory. His research uses computational techniques to develop mechanistic insight into all manner of plant and microbial systems to develop a sustainable bio-economy. Simulations within the group span from cell walls to protein-lipid interactions to transport phenomena across biological barriers. Prior to his current position, Josh worked as a computational scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. His postdoctoral training was at NREL with Gregg Beckham and Michael Crowley, after obtaining his PhD in Biophysics from the University of Illinois with Emad Tajkhorshid in 2016.