Industrial Bioproduct LabWestern Engineering

BSc Thesis or Project Students

BSc Thesis or Project Students Supervised/Co-supervised:

No.

Name

Type of HQP

Training and Status

Years

Supervised or Co-supervised

Title of Project or Thesis

Present Position

35

Adline Geng

Summer intern

Supervised

2017

Bio-conversion of algae bio-oils into polymers 

BSc student at Western Univ.

34

Jennifer Rogers

Summer intern

Supervised

2017

Green chemicals from sugars

BSc student at Western Univ.

33

Bing Wang

Visiting BSc project student

02/2017-05/2017

Novel process for fractionation of miscanthus into cellulose and lignin

BSc student at Anhui University of Technology

32

Maria Beltran

Visiting BSc project student

Supervised

10/2016-01/2017

Transesterification of palm oils in supercritical ethanol for bio-diesel production

BSc student at Escuela Politecnica Nacional

31

Dennise  Sosa

Visiting BSc project student

Supervised

10/2016-01/2017

Transesterification of palm oils in supercritical ethanol for bio-diesel production

BSc student at Escuela Politecnica Nacional

30

Dingfang ZHANG

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2016-2017

Adsorption removal of NAs or organics from oil sands process-affected water

BSc student in CBE at Western University

29

Qingyun Gu

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2015-2016

Nitrogen removal from microalgae

Anhui University of Technology, China

28

Farzad Omarzadeh

B.Sc. degree project

Co- supervised

2015-2016

Adsorption removal of NAs or organics from oil sands process-affected water

N/A

27

Tangmin Zou

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2015-2016

Development of bio-adhesives

N/A

26

Xuan Wang

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2015-2016

Co-liquefaction of spent coffee grounds and woody biomass

N/A

25

Gang Chen

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2015-2016

Synthesis of starch acetates of various degrees of substitution

Graduate students at U of Toronto

24

Yibo Liu

Summer intern

2014-2015

Fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass into lignin and cellulose

N/A

23

Suhaib Saleh-USRA

Summer intern

Supervised

2014

Production of higher alcohols from ethanol

N/A

22

Qingchen Liu

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2013-2014

Thermal stability studies of bio-PF resins

Zhejiang University

21

Da Xiang-GPE4415

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2013-2014

Bio-based polyurethane adhesives

MEng student , Northwest University, USA

20

Chung Wu

Summer intern

Supervised

2013

Lignin as curing agents for PHMF resins

Undergraduate student, UBC

19

Yufei Wang

Summer intern

Supervised

2013

Control system for a fluidized bed biomass combustor

N/A

18

Jiale Shi

Summer intern

Supervised

2012

Catalytic conversion of glucose into 5-HMF

MSc. Student at Tsinghua University, China

17

Michael MacKenzie

Summer intern

Supervised

2012

Catalytic de-polymerization of lignin

Pipeline Integrity Engineer in Training at Vision Integrity Engineering Ltd, Calgary, Alberta

16

Mingguang Chen

Globalink visiting student

Supervised

2012

Synthesis of formaldehyde-free resins

Harbin Institute of Technology, China

15

Jianna Jia

Globalink visiting student

Supervised

2012

Catalytic steaming gasification of lignin

Harbin Institute of Technology, China

14

WeiMaan Ching

Summer intern

Supervised

2011

Catalytic depolymerisation of lignin using model compounds

Calgary, AB

13

Carolynne Wilks

Summer intern

Supervised

2010

Liquefaction of sawdust for bio-based PF resins/adhesives

Metallurgist /Chemical & Process Engineer at Rambler Metals & Mining, Newfoundland Canada

12

Jenny Lo

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2010

Production of starch acetate

Junior Process Engineer at IMV Projects Inc., Calgary, AB

11

Walla A. Alrasool

Summer intern

Co-Supervised

2010

Producing wood pellets binder using bio-oils

Engineer/Marketing at PERI Kuwait, Hawali, Kuwait

10

WeiMaan Ching

Summer intern

Supervised

2010

Syngas to ethanol

Calgary, AB

9

Amandeep Parmar

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2010

Production of bio-crude oils from glycerol

N/A

8

Matt Wishman

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2010

SCWG of biomass for hydrogen

Process EIT, Redwater Nitrogen Operations, Agrium Inc, Saskatchewan

7

Tom Kennedy

Summer intern

Supervised

2009

Hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass

Consultant at Spill Management Inc., Stoney Creek, ON

6

Ian DCruz

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2009

Production of bio-based PF resins

Delivery Manager at Superior Propane, Calgary, AB

5

Dawn Tannous

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2007

Reforming of ethanol in near- and super-critical water with catalysts

Design Administrator at Leighton Contractors, New South Wales, Australia

4

Jody Lancaster

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2007

Hydrothermal liquefaction of sludges

Process Engineer, Kruger Products Limited

3

Adiel Mallik

Summer intern

Supervised

2006

VTB upgrading

M.Sc. student, McGill U

2

Nimisha Lad

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2006

Hydrothermal liquefaction of wood using hot-compressed water

Production Engineer at Grizzly Oil Sands ULC, Calgary. AB

1

Timothy Etcheverry

B.Sc. degree project

Supervised

2006

Hydro-liquefaction of woody biomass

Sr. Facilities Engineer at Birchcliff Energy, Calgary, Canada