ASSISTANT Professor Yan Ning, from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, won the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering Lectureship Awards. He is honoured for pioneering the “Waste Shell Biorefinery” concept, including catalyst and process development for converting chitin-based materials, as well as lignocellulose and waste cooking oil, into fuels and chemicals.
Asst Prof Yan was among the three recipients who received the awards from the ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, the ACS Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Division (I&EC), and the ACS Cellulose and Renewable Materials Division (CELL). The awards recognise the research contributions of scientists, working in green chemistry, green engineering and sustainability in the chemical enterprise, who have completed their academic training within the past 10 years. The winners will be honoured at an I&EC/CELL Division symposium held in conjunction with the 255th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans, USA, 18–22 March 2018.