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Chemistry and Materials Science PhD Dissertation Defense of Sai Dalli

Event Date: 2017-05-11
Time: 9:00 AM
Duration: 1 hour
Location: ATAC 2015
Price: none
Contact: Brenda Magajna

The Chemistry and Materials Science PhD candidate, Sai Dalli will present his research entitled Utilization of Wood-Based Prehydrolysate for the Production of High Value-Added Platform Chemicals on Thursday, May 11th 2017 at 9:00 am in ATAC 2015.

Climate change mitigation can be achieved by reducing the use of fossil based raw materials. Biorefining provides a sustainable alternative to producing biobased fuels and chemicals from renewable resources like forest and agricultural residue. This thesis contributes to this endeavor by developing new techniques and efficient methods for the production of biobased platform chemicals, which serve as precursors to a number of plastics and other products used in everyday life. The use of renewable poplar wood hemicellulose, one of the major components of woody substrates, for such conversions has been demonstrated in this study. Committee Members: Dr. Sudip Rakshit (supervisor), Dr. Pedram Fatehi , Dr. Baoqiang Liao, and Dr. Animesh Dutta (external)

Everyone is welcome.

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