Danni Gao Wins 2nd Place in the -American Chemical Society Great Lake Chapter Poster Competition

Danni Gao

Graduate student Danni Gao won the 2nd place in the Poster competition at the 17th annual conference held by Chinese-American Chemical Society (CACS) - Great Lake Chapter. http://www.greatlakecacs.org/ with her poster titled Catalytic Hydrodeoxygenation of Guaiacol. Danni Gao joined the School of Chemical Engineering in Fall 2009 and is advised by Professor Arvind Varma. Her research is focused on alternative energy, specifically the catalytic upgrading of pyrolysis bio-oils topic.

The Chinese American Chemical Society – Great Lakes Chapter conference was held on May 4 at Baxter Healthcare Corporation. Industrial representative from several companies (Baxter, UOP, Abbott, AbbVie, etc) around Chicago attended the conference. The theme was “Latest Breakthrough Technologies. "

GLCACS is a local chapter of Chinese American Chemical Society (CACS) representing the Chinese American scientists and engineers in the fields such as chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering and other interdisciplinary fields in the Great Lakes region of the US, including Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Iowa, and Ohio. CACS is the only Chinese-American professional organization that is officially recognized by both the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).