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Professor Barry Goodell gave a Keynote presentation at the 2013 International Conference on Resource Efficiency in Interorganizational Networks, in Göttingen, Germany.

Oct. 13, 2013 –

Goodell’s talk was on: The Future of Sustainable Biomaterials: How Wood and other Biomaterials can Contribute in a Sustainable World. Goodell also presented a lecture to the PhD students in the Department of Wood Biology and Wood Products at the University of Göttingen during the same visit. His lecture focused on: Fungal Degradation Mechanisms focused on Brown Rot Bioconversion of Lignocellulose. Dr. Professor Holger Militz hosted Goodell during the visit, and valuable collaborative discussion occurred with Militz’ research team, and also with Professor Ursula Kues and her research group. The following week, Goodell visited Auburn University, and the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. He met with faculty in the School and also with faculty from the Center for Bioenergy and Bioproducts, the Department of Polymer and Fiber Engineering, and the Department of Biosystems Engineering. Goodell was invited as the 2013 Weaver Lecturer at Auburn University, a lecture series endowed by Mr. and Mrs. Earl H. and Sandra H. Weaver. Associate Professor Brian Via, a former VT Hokie! and Chair of the Weaver Committee at Auburn, hosted Goodell. As part of the meeting, Goodell discussed his research on the imaging of wood to reveal new insights on bordered pits and also on the generation of carbon nanotubes from lignocellulose fibers. His presentation as the 2013 Weaver Lecturer was on: “Sustainable Growth in Education in the Field of Sustainable Biomaterials – Greener Academics”. Goodell also lectured to students in Via’s class on the topic of “Biodeterioration, Bioconversion and Bioenergy”

goodell Keynote presentation Photo: Professor Barry Goodell, 2013 Weaver Lecturer at Auburn University, and (inset) receiving an honorary plaque and an Auburn War Eagle statuette from Dr. Graeme Lockaby, Professor and Associate Dean of Research in the School of Forestry and Wildlife at Auburn University.



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