College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

ABE, BRT student recognized for excellence

Kwang Ho Kim, a Ph.D. student minoring in the Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) program at Iowa State University, has been recognized for excellence by Iowa State Graduate College for the fall 2014 semester. Kim, who is majoring in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, received a certificate of achievement and an honor cord to be worn at graduation.

“Kwang’s success in his research reflects a dedication and passion for excellence,” said Jacquelyn Baughman, BRT director of graduate education.

Kim is studying under Robert C. Brown, BEI director and Anson Marston Distinguished Professor in Engineering, and Xianglan Bai, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering. Kim’s main area of study is in thermochemical conversion technologies to turn biomass into fuels and chemicals. He plans to graduate in the spring of 2015.

The Research Excellence Awards from Iowa State’s Graduate College are offered each semester and summer session to recognize students for outstanding research or creativity as seen in their theses and dissertations. These students are also expected to be academically superior and able to not only do research, but develop a well-written product.

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