Mizzou Engineering researcher helps turn food wastes into biodegradable plastics
A Mizzou Engineer is helping researchers at Virginia Tech develop a process to convert food wastes into biodegradable plastics. Caixia “Ellen” Wan is an associate professor of chemical and biomedical Engineering and a bioprocess engineer. She’s part of a team that received a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to upscale bioplastic production with the goal of replacing petroleum-based plastics while also keeping leftovers out of landfills.
College recognizes outstanding faculty, staff, students
Mizzou Engineering recognized faculty, staff and students for outstanding performance and dedication to the College.
MU Engineering’s Lang, Wan attend key bioeconomy conference
Mizzou Engineering undergraduate Kyle Lang and faculty mentor Caixia Wan were among the 928 attendees from 34 countries and 42 states who descended on Des Moines, Iowa this summer for BIO World Congress 2019. This unique conference, focusing on the greater bioeconomy, presented the perfect venue for the first meeting of Cohort 3 of the Consortium for Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Education (CABLE).