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2023 Service Awards, Virtus Dynamica and Rising Star Awards

Monday, April 24, 2023,
5:00pm to 9:00pm
In-Person / Local
11400 Olde Cabin Rd.
East Conference Room
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
United States

What:           Annual AIChE St. Louis Section Awards Celebration

When:           Monday, April 24, 2023

5:00 – 6:00 – Registration / Socializing

6:00 – 6:45 – Dinner

6:45 – 7:15 – Awards

7:15 – 8:15 – Presentation by Professor Joshua Yuan

Where:             Dielmann Recreation Complex, 11400 Olde Cabin Rd. EAST CONFERENCE ROOM  Creve Coeur, MO 63141 (Adjacent to the Golf Course and Ice Arena)

Menu:              Buffet Dinner: Catered by St. Louis Rotisserie

Cost:                Section Members $15.00, Non-Section Members $20.00, Awardees Free, Guest of Awardees $10.00

All Service Awardees should have received an actual letter of invitation with information to RSVP

RSVP  Bob Gale at:  stlouis.aiche@gmail.com  (Questions 314-478-4774) no later than April 14. 2023    Please mention if you are receiving an award.  List is posted above.

  • 2023 St. Louis Section AIChE Anniversary Awards
  • Student Awards
    • Virtus Dynamica Award for the top Chemical Engineering Senior at each of the three local Universities
    • Rising Star Award  for the top Sophmore/Juniors, in Chemical Engineering, at the three local Universities

  • Technical Presentation

    • Professor Joshua Yuan, Chair - Department of Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

      • Next-generation Biorefining, Biomaterials, and Biomanufacturing for Sustainability and Decarbonization

        • Sustainability and global climate change are major challenges facing our generation. Modern biorefining, renewable materials, and decarbonized biomanufacturing provide essential solutions to these challenges, yet substantial technological advancements are needed. This talk will focus on three areas of Dr. Yuan’s research: lignocellulosic biorefining, algal carbon capture and utilization (CCU), and improving the energy efficiency of photosynthesis. Some of his lab’s recent research accomplishments include designing processes that can transform lignin into precursor molecules with broad applications; development of an algal strain and growth system that not only captures carbon but creates a product that can be sold for $281/ton; and generating a microorganism system that can achieve solar-energy-driven conversion of CO2 to biomass that is multiple times higher than the natural conversion rate.