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On April 29th, BPI sponsored Research Day, an event hosted by the UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering (CHBE) Department. This event was attended by engineers, scientists and industry partners and aimed to share some of the latest scientific and technical contributions in the CHBE field. Research Day involved graduated students participating in poster and oral presentation competitions and a poster presentation competition for postdoctoral fellows. We enjoyed a seminar on the future of energy from CHBE professor Dr. David P. Wilkinson.

We are proud to say that all three of this year’s Research Day winners are BPI researchers. "CHBE Research Day was a great opportunity for showcasing my research to a diverse group of people. The quality of research from all the groups in various fields was just spectacular. It was very insightful and inspirational to see how everyone's research is contributing to making this world a better place. I am glad to be a part of the event and would like to express my deepest gratitude to all the organizers." said People’s Choice Award winner Akash Gondaliya. His presentation was titled “Synthesis and Characterization: Processing Bulk Natural Wood into Advanced Biobased Composite Material”. 

Oral Presentation winner Yun-Han Huang shared that "it is a great experience to present and share my works with such an outstanding audience." Yun-Han presented on the “Rheological Characterization of Neurosphere and the Effects of Oxidative Stress”. Julia Antoniw’s presentation on the “Colloidal Stability Window for Carboxylated Cellulose Nanocrystals” earned her the Poster Presentation award. She said, "CHBE Research Day was a fantastic opportunity for students to showcase their research. There is a lot of work being carried out by very talented students in this department and I feel lucky to be a part of it!". BPI would like to extend a special congratulations to all the winners and a thank you for everyone’s hard work!