Jason Lam receives award

  • Oct 29, 2013
  • James Jackson

Sharing work from the Jackson group's collaboration with Prof. Chris Saffron's group in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Jason Lam, was the first prize winner for his poster "Energy Upgrading of Bio-Oil Compounds via Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation." Senior Kelsey Longe, working with Jason and currently applying to grad schools, also attended, and received the second of the three awards for her poster "Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation of Bio-Oil Components: A Foray into Alternative Energy", coauthored with senior Michaelyn Lux (not present). Saffron group grad student Mahlet Garedew also showcased her poster "Mild Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation of Lignin-Derived Bio-Oil Model Compounds" in the same session.

To watch a video of Jason explaining his research, please click here.

This is a picture from the Michigan DEQ "GreenUp" conference on Green Chemistry, held Wednesday-Thursday Oct 24 at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.

This is a picture from the Michigan DEQ "GreenUp" conference on Green Chemistry, held Wednesday-Thursday Oct 24 at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI.

Pictured here, left to right, are Jason Lam, Kelsey Longe, Mahlet Garedew, Rob Maleczka, Angela Huesman, and Bill Freckman. The latter two represent MSU's Bioeconomy Institute and its research facilities in Holland Michigan. 

Professor Maleczka attended as a panel member representing BoroPharm to discuss "Green Chemistry's Place in the Sustainability Movement".  To watch this video, click here.

Though sponsored by and carrying the logo of MI DEQ, the conference organization was largely the work of Prof. Dalila Kovacs of Grand Valley State U., an MSU Chemistry graduate also from the Jackson group. Prof. Kovacs is a tireless advocate for green chemistry education and practices at state and national levels.