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Future Fuels’ Christopher Marshall Biography

Group Leader, Heterogeneous Catalysis Research

Chris Marshall is a research chemist with expertise in catalyst formulation and characterization, reactor testing of both homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts, catalysis fundamentals, and molecular modeling.

His work is aimed at understanding the workings of current catalysts and improving their activities and selectivities. Research goals are met by a combination of selective synthesis of active catalytic phases; improved understanding of the interrelationships between the active phases, supports and feeds; and the use of computational chemistry to develop first-principle understanding of both catalyst and hydrocarbon feed and products. The unique understanding brought about by these techniques provides new insights into existing and future commercial processes; this research important to both the U.S. Department of Energy and chemical and energy-producing companies.

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Future Fuels’ Seth Snyder’s Biography

Section Leader – Process Technology Research, Argonne National Laboratory

Section Leader – Process Technology Research

After a postdoctoral fellowship at Argonne in photosynthesis, Seth Snyder worked at Abbott Laboratories in Alzheimer’s and pharmaceutical discovery research.

In 1998, he rejoined Argonne as the associate director of the Chemistry Division where he developed new programs in nanoscience and applied biotechnology.

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Campus Sustainability Meeting Sees Governor Renewing Commitment

Friday, August 27.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hosted the Illinois Green Governments Coordinating Council’s (GGCC) Symposia on Friday.  The mix of workshops, panel discussions, and networking opportunities enabled educational institutions, professors, students, architects and engineers to discuss their challenges and progress in creating more sustainable campuses.

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Ken Ramirez Biography – Disaster in the Gulf

Ken Ramirez

Executive Vice-President of Animal Collections and Animal Training

Ken Ramirez, executive vice-president of animal collections and animal training, develops and supervises animal care programs, staff training and development as well as public presentation programs for the entire animal collection at Shedd Aquarium.  He joined Shedd Aquarium in 1989.

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Biography of Disaster in the Gulf’s Dr. Ilze Berzins

Ilze K. Berzins is Executive Vice President for Animal Health, Conservation, Research and Education at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago.   With her expert team, she is responsible for the health of nearly 32,500 animals, for the development and implementation of numerous conservation and research programs, and the learning experiences for over 450,000 students and 2 million aquarium visitors annually.

Prior to her position at the Shedd Aquarium, she was the Vice President of Biological Operations and Veterinarian at The Florida Aquarium in Tampa, Florida.  She was with the Aquarium for over 12 years and was responsible for husbandry, animal health, dive programs, and conservation and research programs. She has also helped established The Florida Aquarium’s Center for Conservation.

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