MSU chemical engineering and materials science sets Research Forum

The Michigan State University Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science will hold its 15th annual ChEMS Research Forum Thursday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Huntington Club at Spartan Stadium, 325 W. Shaw Lane, East Lansing.

The event will showcase departmental advances in energy and sustainability, nanotechnology and materials, and biotechnology and biomedical engineering. The program will feature three invited plenary speakers, oral presentations from faculty and students, and an extended poster session describing the latest department research results.

Keynote speakers include Brad L. Boyce of the Materials, Physical and Chemical Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories; Albuquerque, N.M.; V. Bobby Bringi, AFEX project director at MSU’s ChEMS department; Shiwang Cheng, ChEMS faculty at MSU; Balsu Lakshmanan engineering group manager in fuel cell material integration, General Motors; and Adam Pilchak, materials research engineer at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

Keynote topics include the performance of alloys manufactured with 3D printing technologies, challenges in commercializing technology to turn agricultural waste into materials useful as cattle feed or fermentation feedstocks; advances in composite manufacturing with nanoparticles; and balancing performance and risk in fracture-critical aerospace components.

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