Hope College recently hosted the Schaap Symposium; a two day symposium featuring speakers and students from universities all over the country. They generously invited our Organic Energy Storage Lab to participate. Our researchers presented six posters and Amber Prins spoke to attendees about “Organic Materials for Energy Storage: Exploiting Steric Strain to Tune Oxidation Potentials”. Our appreciation goes out to Hope College and Dr. Jason Gillmore for an excellent and notable symposium.
OESL researchers will be presenting posters at the Hope College Schaap Symposium.
If you are interested in meeting them and learning more about their research, the poster session is open to the public. Posters are in the Haworth ballrooms at 9:15 on Friday morning.
Stay tuned for more information about them and their research.
Every year, our new interns participate in a great workshop put on by the staff at MSUBI. It is a hands-on learning experience where participants work to scale up a biodiesel process from the lab to the plant. Our students operate the pilot plant reactors, control systems and plant support systems to make biodiesel. They learn about market conditions, environmental requirements, process safety management, and how to make a batch record. They see all the plant equipment, and learn about product costing, maintenance, and materials management. This is a unique opportunity to operate a production plant.
The OESL lab is pleased to announce that Dr. Hyejin Park has joined us. Hyejin has a PhD in Materials Engineering from Auburn University in Alabama. She received her BS from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. She lives in Holland with her husband and two year old son.
Welcome Hyejin, we are glad you have joined us.
Welcome to spring at MSUBI. The Holland area is particularly beautiful this time of year. Even the tulips are blooming already and the whole town is preparing for the Tulip Time festival.
We are also ready to welcome our researchers for the summer:
Rachel Beltman – Graduate of University of Detroit Mercy
Korey Cook – Graduate of Hope College
Anthony Porath – Student at Alma College
Anna-Catharina Wilhelm – Graduate of Michigan Technological University
Congratulations to Rachel, Korey, Anthony and Anna. We are excited to get to work with you.