Graduate Student Poster Awards

Victoria Whiffen and Shahin Goodarznia, both PhD Candiates at the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, were awarded first and second place, respectively, in the graduate student poster competition at the 21st Canadian Symposium on Catalysis held in Banff, Alberta on May 9-12, 2010.

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Their posters titled “Hydrodeoxygenation of Model Compound 4-Methylphenol over Unsupported Metal Phosphide Catalysts” and “CH3OH Decomposition and C2 Species Formation over Alkali Promoted Cu-MgO” were both contributions from the Catalysis Group at UBC supervised by Dr. Kevin J. Smith. The 21st CSC poster competition was sponsored by Alberta Sulphur Research Ltd (ASRL).

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