Innovation in Lignocellusic Materials
This half-day workshop, led by Dr. Art Ragauskas (IPST, ChBE) and Dr. Preet Singh (MSE), will discuss the research strengths, opportunities, and collaborations in the development of biofuels from forestry products.
» Develop interest in the Georgia Tech scientific community in the potential for lignocellulose-based materials and biofuels to meet emerging biorefining challenges and opportunities
» Identify future opportunity areas with scientific/engineering impact (calls, our own initiatives).
» Develop research opportunities and specific proposals to engage the forest bioproducts industry and non-traditional partner industries [e.g., automotive, aerospace, biomedical…]
» Assess areas of technical strength (core strengths, area coverage, critical mass of core faculty and infrastructure, leadership for large scale proposals, gaps/weaknesses).
» Identify desirable teaming arrangements (internal/external) for developing initiatives, including areas of leadership versus areas of joining teams.
Determine opportunities to establish a leadership position in lignocellulosic research