Student Wins First Place in Paper Competition

  On Friday, February 25, several BYU students presented work at the Western States Catalysis Club meeting held in Albuquerque, NM.

Presentations by students were judged on the basis of technical merit and presentation skills as part of the annual WSCC student competition. Xiaoyu Guo (center, at right), a Ph.D candidate in Chemical Engineering (shown with co-authors Aaron Nackos and John Ashton) received first place in this competition and will be receiving a cash award and a certificate recognizing her as the first place winner of the 2005 Shane L. Anderson/Jay C. Dorius Memorial Outstanding Student Presentation award. Her faculty advisor is Professor Larry L. Baxter.

The paper she presented is co-authored by Xiaoyu Guo, Aaron Nackos, John Ashton, Calvin H. Bartholomew, William C. Hecker, and Larry L. Baxter. The study is on field and laboratory results of SCR deactivation during low-rank coal and biomass-coal cofiring combustion, published Feb, 2005.

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