University Distinguished Professor Ramani Narayan Invited to Give Tex Frazier Lecture

December 17, 2012

Ramani NarayanRamani Narayan, University Distinguished Professor of chemical engineering and materials science, was invited to give the Tex Frazier Lecture at the 2012 American Society for Horticultural Science (ASHS) annual conference in July in Miami, Florida.

The title of Narayan's lecture was "The Promise of Bioplastics: Understanding Value Proposition of Biobased and Biodegradable Plastics for Reducing Carbon Footprint and

Improving Environmental Performance.

The Tex Frazier Lecture series was named in honor of William A. ("Tex") Frazier, an eminent member of the faculty at Oregon State University. The intent of the lecture series is: "to foster and promote reciprocal liaisons between ASHS and other professional groups; to recognize distinguished scholars and to bring their point of view to ASHS members; and to encourage the development of a holistic philosophy within the horticultural science profession so that ASHS members and students can enjoy the benefits of a broader perspective provided by an understanding of the interrelationship of seemingly diverse disciplines."

Narayan was also presented with honorary membership in ASHS.