Liu receives 2nd place award for poster at biorefining conference
12-7-16 Enshi Liu, a BAE master’s student under the supervision of Jian Shi, Ph.D., received the second place poster award at the 2016 Frontiers in Biorefining Conference, held November 8-11 on St. Simons Island, Georgia. Researchers and biofuels specialists from academia, government, national labs, and industry met on St. Simons Island to share the latest topics in the development of products from biorefinery process streams.
Liu, a native of China, studied biological engineering at China's Hainan University and worked for four years as a research assistant before moving to the United States to pursue his master’s degree in the department. He is one of eight graduate students who received a travel award sponsored by the National Science Foundation, which allowed him to attend the meeting and present his research titled “Fractionation and characterization of lignin streams from engineered switchgrass using an aqueous ionic liquid.” The Frontiers in Biorefining Conference focuses on the science underlying production of new bioproducts that will advance the concept of the biorefinery. Twenty two posters were presented at the conference.
Lui’s abstract can be read at http://www.frontiersinbiorefining.org/Documents/Abstracts/Poster/Liu,%20Enshi.pdf. His second-place poster can be viewed at FIB_Poster_Enshi Liu.pdf.