Distinguished Professor Wins the Charles D. Scott Award
March 30, 2009
The Charles D. Scott award is presented annually at the Symposia on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals and recognizes persons who have distinguished themselves in the area of the use of biotechnology to produce fuels and chemicals. This award acknowledges contributions to the field as a whole or to this Symposium, particularly innovation in fundamental and applied biotechnology, insight into bioprocessing fundamentals, or commitment to facilitate commercialization of products from renewable resources.
The award is named in honor of the late Dr. Charles D. Scott, founder of the Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals and its chair for the first ten years. In his years of work at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Chuck performed research and development on many novel bioprocessing systems including high production bioreactors, immobilized microbes, enzymes in organic media, and coal bioprocessing.
The Symposia on Biotechnology for fuels and Chemicals are an annual meetings of the Society for Industrial Microbiology (SIM). SIM is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of microbiological sciences, specifically as applied to industrial materials, processes, products and their associated problems. Its members constitute scientists employed in industry, government and university laboratories. For more information about SIM, please visit their website at: http://www.simhq.org/index.aspx
January 29, 2015
“Close your eyes and imagine you are living 200 years from now. Get up in the morning and you are not allowed to touch fossil fuels,” is the contemplative daydream of Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, distinguished professor of chemical engineering at Purdue University, master inventor and revolutionary thinker who simply cannot help himself, he said, in elevating the discussion of energy solutions and the everyday challenges a solar economy would resolve. Agrawal gave the prestigious fall public lecture for Texas A&M’s Institute for Advanced Study, for which he is a current Faculty Fellow. He addressed the plight of finite energy sources in light of practical, societal needs and the impact of which that has influenced progress and modernization, spanning the history of the human race.Read Full Story