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
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