Prof. Xuejun Pan won the 2018 Vilas Faculty Mid-Career Investigator Award (https://www.rsp.wisc.edu/Vilas/vmidcareeraward.cfm), one of the most prestigious awards granted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The award is supported by the estate of Professor, Senator and Regent William F. Vilas (https://www.rsp.wisc.edu/Vilas/vilashistory.cfm) to recognize the excellence of the awardee in research and teaching at the university.
Congratulations to Dr. Li Shuai! Li has been appointed as as Assistant Professor in the Department of Sustainable Biomaterials (https://sbio.vt.edu/people/faculty/shuai/shuai.html) at VirginiaTech. Li joined our group in 2007 and won his PhD in 2012. Wish Li a bright career.
Congratulations to Dr. Qiang Yang! Qiang has been appointed as as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical and Paper Engineering at Western Michigan University (https://wmich.edu/chemical-paper/directory/yang). Qiang joined our group in 2008, started his PhD program in 2010, and won his second PhD in 2013. Wish Qiang a successful career.
Congratulations to Ning Li (PhD student)! Ning won 2017 Louis and Elsa Thomsen Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Award (https://ecals.cals.wisc.edu/2017/03/30/the-recipients-of-the-2017-18-cals-wisconsin-distinguished-graduate-fellowship-awards-announced/), because of his excellent academic performance and research productivity during his PhD career. The estate of Elsa Thomsen established the Louis and Elsa Thomsen Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship to support graduate students who demonstrate excellence in research in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Shu-Ching Yang (left) and Yang Liao (right) won the first open competition of UW AMIC (Advanced Materials Industrial Consortium, http://uwamic.wisc.edu) Industry Student Seed Program (http://uwamic.wisc.edu/students.htm). Their proposal “Fabrication of a Novel Functionalized Meso-Porous Material from Cellulose and Biomass for Heavy Metal Ions and Formaldehyde Gas Adsorption” has been funded for $10,196. The project is to fabricate renewable and biodegradable functionalized materials from cellulose, biomass, and chitosan in the forms of hydrogel and aerogel. The hydrogel and aerogel have unique properties such as large specific surface area, very high porosity, and special functionality. They can efficiently and selectively remove pollutants from water (such as heavy metal ions) and air (such as formaldehyde), respectively.
Congratulations! Professor Pan will receive Excellence in International Activities Award.
The awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday April 29th at 3 p.m. in the Ebling Symposium Center of Microbial Sciences.