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Visiting Professors, Scholars and new Graduate Students in the Goodell lab.

Barry Goodell welcomed several new people to his lab recently.

Aug. 12, 2013 – Dr. Nami Kartal, Head, Department of Forest Biology Wood Protection Technology and the Chair, Division of Forest Industry Engineering Forestry Faculty, Istanbul University in Turkey is visiting for a 2-month stay to conduct research on the extraction of copper from preservative-treated wood as part of remediation efforts to prevent copper from leaching into the environment after treated wood disposal.

Professor Makoto Yoshida visited the Goodell lab after attending Gordon Conference meetings in New Hampshire on Cellulosomes, Cellulases & Other Carbohydrate Modifying Enzymes. Dr. Yoshida discussed his interest in a polysaccharide monooxygenase enzyme system for deconstruction of lignocellulose, and applications to biorefinery processes.

Also arriving in August were new graduate students to the Goodell lab group:
Lam Thieu – Lam will work toward a PhD on production of biopolymers such as polyester derived from natural monomers.

Alison (Yun) Qian – Alison will work toward a PhD on the deconstruction of lignocellulose feedstocks and the biosynthesis of monomers for useful biopolymers and biofuels.

Yiming Zhang – Yiming will work toward an MS degree, focusing on the use of nanocellulose to enhance the properties of aerospace composites.

Atanur Satir – Atanur will conduct research as part of his MS degree on the in-situ production of carbon nanotubes from wood and bamboo fiber within steel to produce a unique high-strength metal matrix composite known as a Covetic material.



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