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January 2018

Speaker Series: Harry Knopke

January 31, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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Harry Knopke

Very Clean Water for Those Who Live on $2 a Day Harry J. Knopke, Ph.D.,  President, Aqua Clara International; President Emeritus, Aquinas College; CEO, Safe Water Institute Aqua Clara International provides technology-based solutions to contaminated water worldwide. Knopke joined Aqua Clara in 2010, bringing his years of management and administrative experience, along with his work in medical education, the sciences and the Safe Water…

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February 2018

Speaker Series: Patents 101

February 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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Jeffrey A. Michael, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLC Elizabeth A. Peters, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLC This presentation will explore some of the basic concepts of modern patent practice from an inventor’s perspective. The presenters will begin with a discussion of the most common question posed to patent practitioners: is my invention patentable? From there, the presenters will consider the legal standards…

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March 2018

CANCELED: Speaker Series: Karen Frost Draths

March 14, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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Karen Frost Draths

'Green Chemistry' Progress, Challenges in the Real World Karen Frost Draths Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University PHOTO: John Frost, left, and his wife, Karen Draths, in their company lab. Credit Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times

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April 2018

Speaker Series: Danny Ducat

April 11, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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Engineering Solar-Powered Bacterial Communities for Flexible Production of Fuels and Bioplastics Danny Ducat Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, and MSU-DOE Plant Laboratory. Ducat received his doctoral degree from John Hopkins University and did his postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School. The emerging "Green Economy" holds the promise of harnessing photosynthetic organisms for sustainable production of commodity goods…

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May 2018
blue pipes and copper tanks

Lab Bench to Pilot Plant Workshop

May 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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Join us at the MSU Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, Mich., for a week-long, hands-on, chemical process scale-up workshop May 14-18, 2018 You will have the opportunity to learn from the institute's chemical industry veterans... The workshop will familiarize you with the transitional issues encountered in moving a chemical process from the laboratory bench to a chemical plant. It includes: chemical plant equipment,…

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November 2018

PFAS Remediation at MSU-Fraunhofer: Electrochemical Destruction in Wastewater Using Boron-doped Diamond Electrodes

November 28, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

Cory Rusinek Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are persistent chemicals contaminating waters at the global level. In Michigan, exposure awareness is at an all-time high with many reports of  PFAS-impacted waters throughout the state. Working at the public infrastructure level, Michigan State University-Fraunhofer USA, Inc. Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies (MSU-Fraunhofer) is developing a scalable treatment option for PFAS-contaminated wastewater. The…

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March 2019

A Collaborative Research Approach to Preserving Michigan’s Freshwater Resources

March 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
MSU Bioeconomy Institute, 242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424 United States
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Free
Great Lakes Water

Join us as two water experts discuss current challenges related to the quality of Michigan's fresh water, and provide an overview of research projects aimed at addressing those issues. If you missed the event, you can watch a video recap on our MSU Research Channel. Michigan State University and the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute (AWRI) of Grand Valley State University, recently…

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May 2019

Lab Bench to Pilot Plant Workshop

May 13 @ 8:00 am - May 17 @ 5:00 pm EDT
blue pipes and copper tanks

May 13-17, 2019 You will have the opportunity to learn from the institute's chemical industry veterans. The workshop will familiarize you with the transitional issues encountered in moving a chemical process from the laboratory bench to a chemical plant. It includes: chemical plant equipment, process safety management (“PSM”; see 29 CFR 1910.119), environmental regulations and waste management, chemical process batch record preparation,…

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Industrial Process Research at MSU St. Andrews and Some Experiments in STEM

May 22 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

William J. Kruper, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, MSU St. Andrews Adina Dumitrascu, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, MSU St. Andrews Presentation Overview MSU St Andrews originated as the Michigan Molecular Research Institute in the 1960s in Midland, Michigan.  Today, MSU St. Andrews is funded by Midland area Foundation grants as well as independent research grants from various…

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July 2019

Great Lakes Advanced Molecular Imaging Course

July 24 @ 8:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Located at Hope College in Holland, MI An advanced molecular imaging course targeted toward senior graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and early faculty who are interested in advancing their knowledge to become leaders in the field. Individuals who have a fundamental understanding of biology, chemistry, and physics will get the most from this intensive course. Instruction will be by world-class faculty from MSU…

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