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Dr. Linda Wang receives Gold Award from Purdue Foundry

Dr. Linda Wang, the Maxine Spencer Nichols Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, received the Gold Award from Purdue Foundry for her recent presentation, "Rare Metals and Elements from Coal Ash in the Rare Metal Age." The talk was part of the Purdue Foundry 2017 Entrepreneur Leadership Academy.

Dr. Linda Wang, the Maxine Spencer Nichols Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University, received the Gold Award from Purdue Foundry for her recent presentation, "Rare Metals and Elements from Coal Ash in the Rare Metal Age." The talk was part of the Purdue Foundry 2017 Entrepreneur Leadership Academy (ELA) held on April 11, 2017.

The Gold Award includes a $10,000 prize to support Dr. Wang’s research focused on developing technologies that facilitate extraction of rare earth elements (REE) from waste coal ash. REEs are important components in many electronics and green products such as permanent magnets in power generation and electric cars, batteries, petroleum refining catalysts, and cellphones.

Purdue Foundry helps Purdue students, faculty, and local alumni move ideas to the marketplace more quickly, transforming innovators to entrepreneurs by providing advice on entity formation, ideation, market analysis and business model development.

Learn more about Dr. Linda Wang at https://engineering.purdue.edu/ChE/people/ptProfile?resource_id=11518.

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