Chemical Engineering & Materials Science

ChEMS Department Seminar

Event Date/Time: 
February 2, 2017 - 9:10am
Event Location: 
3540 EB
Dr. Gregg Beckham



Biomass conversion to fuels, chemicals, and materials has the potential to offset significant amounts of petroleum and represent a more sustainable approach to manufacture everyday products. To that end, our group focuses on developing integrated processes from sugars and lignin in biomass to products through the combination of biological and chemo-catalytic processes. This talk will review two recent developments focused on the production of PAN based carbon fibers from sugar-derived building blocks and the conversion of lignin to value added products.