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April 21 research lecture: The Expanding Toolkit for Quantifying Electrochemical Reactivity: Addressing Challenges from Energy Storage to Biomimetics

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Join us virtually as guest lecturer, David Hickey, Ph.D. presents his latest research. View the event page for full details and Zoom registration.

Heemstra Joins The MSU Bioeconomy Institute

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Doug Heemstra has been selected as the new Associate Director of Operations for the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute. Heemstra has extensive experience in process automation and system optimization in a chemical manufacturing setting. Having worked for companies including Pfizer, Corium, Amgen, and most recently Mead Johnson Nutrition, he has led large teams and multi-million dollar projects. “What really excites me about…

Research Lecture: SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater for Prediction of COVID-19

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Join us on Wednesday, October 28 at 3:30 p.m. for a timely discussion on research using municipal wastewater for prediction of COVID-19. Dr. Irene Xagoraraki, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University, will present “SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater for Prediction of COVID-19 Temporal and Spatial Fluctuations: A pilot study in the City of Detroit and Wayne,…

Meet Our Team at BPIA in Portland March 2- 4

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Members of the MSU Bioeconomy team will be attending the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon,  March 2nd – March 4th.

See You in South Carolina July 28-30

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We hope to see you this summer at the Specialty & Agro Chemicals America Conference in Charleston, South Carolina from July 28-30. Bill Freckman and Tom Bauer will be hosting our booth so be sure to stop by.

MSU BI to Attend Specialty & Custom Chemicals America Feb. 10-13

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Join our team in Forth Worth, Texas, as we attend the Specialty & Custom Chemicals America Conference. We look forward to seeing current clients and making new acquaintances. Stop by our booth to say hi and pick up some free swag from Tom Bauer and Bill Freckman!

Summer Internships in Battery Research – Apply by Feb. 15

The Organic Energy Storage Lab, located in Holland, MI and led by Tom Guarr, Ph.D., offers a paid summer program that involves undergraduate students in relevant, real-world research.  The OESLab focuses on original research in all-organic “redox flow” batteries, plus other chemistry fields such as alternative energy, organic synthesis, analytical chemistry, electrochemistry, catalysis, and device design. The summer internship offers an excellent…

Pilot Plant Workshop POSTPONED

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Due to social distancing recommendations, this workshop will be postponed until a later date. Thank you for your interest.  

MSUBI attending SynBioBeta, Oct. 1-3 in San Francisco, CA.

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Find us at booth 220!

A Collaborative Research Approach to Preserving Michigan’s Freshwater Resources

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Darrel Donahue and Alan Steinman presented March 20, 2019, at MSU’s Bioeconomy Institute in Holland Michigan.