Interdisciplinary Research Development in Algae Biomass, Biofuels, and Bioproducts
Algae represent a promising renewable source of biofuel feedstocks, but significant economic and technical challenges remain to be solved. To equip graduate students with the diverse skills needed to support paradigm changing progress in this field, this Focal Point project constitutes the initiation of a campus seminar series, development of international graduate research collaborations, and new graduate education course materials. Check out the list of future seminars, and watch video recordings of past seminars under the Seminar Series link in the left navigation bar.
Dr. Joel Cuello - Video
Professor of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at The University of Arizona
"Innovative Strategies for Achieving Sustainability in Algae Production"
Thursday, July 19, 2012; 10:30-11:30AM; Monsanto Studio, ACES Library
Dr. Jurgen Polle - Video
Professor of Biology at the City University of New York, Brooklyn
"Microalgae biofuels: Strain selection and metabolism"
Friday, January 20, 2012; 4-5PM; Heritage Room, ACES Library
Dr. Lance Schideman - Video
Professor of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Harvesting Natural Algal Blooms for Concurrent Biofuel Production and Hypoxia Mitigation"
Please address all inquiries to:
Faculty Sponsor - Prof Lance Schideman
Focal Point - Yan Zhou