ME students take home poster prizes

This article was written by Bob Mills of the Bioeconomy Institute.

ME PhD student Patrick Hall
Patrick Hall with his winning poster. Photo courtesy of the Bioeconomy Institute

Two graduate students in the Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) program won prizes in a poster competition held by the Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR) and BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF). The event was held April 20, 2017.

 

Patrick Hall, a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State, won first place in the graduate poster division. His poster was entitled, “Recovering Valuable Products from a Low-Value Aqueous Waste Stream.” Hall’s major professor is Robert C. Brown, director of the Bioeconomy Institute.

ME PhD student Wenqin Li
Wenqin Li with her winning poster. Photo courtesy of the Bioeconomy Institute

Wenqin Li took the third place prize with her poster, “The Pyrolysis-Bioenergy-Biochar Pathway to Carbon-Negative Energy.” Li is also a Ph.D. student in mechanical engineering; her major professor is Mark Mba-Wright, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering and a BEI affiliate.

Both Hall and Li are students in BRT 506C, a biobased products seminar. The course is taught by Jacqulyn Baughman, BRT Director of Graduate Education.

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