Dr. Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Dean
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36849-3418
The 2023 Fall Seminar Series will feature Carson Meredith, Executive Director of Renewable Bioproducts Institute and Professor at the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Meredith will give a talk titled “Carbohydrate-based renewable barrier packaging: Challenges in processing and properties” on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 2217 of the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment Building located at 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL.
Dr. Meredith is hosted by Dr. Soledad Peresin, Associate Professor and head of the Sustainable Bio-based Materials Lab within the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment. This talk will feature recent work advancing the use of plentiful and renewable carbohydrates as functional oxygen and water barrier materials for sustainable packaging. The challenges in scalable processing and material properties, and work towards solving them, will be presented.
Dr. Meredith received a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin. He was a postdoc at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, then joined the faculty in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech in 2000. His research interests are biomass-derived renewable and sustainable materials and high-throughput materials discovery and characterization. He is the Executive Director of Georgia Tech’s Renewable Bioproducts Institute, which is engaged in translational research in pulp, paper and packaging, circular materials from biomass, and biorefining. He was recently elected as an AIChE Fellow. In his time off he enjoys camping and jazz.
Faculty, students, and the public are invited to attend this program. Advanced registration is not required. Refreshments will be available after the seminar, and CFEs are available upon request. Parking is available on the third and fourth floors in the South Quad Parking Deck across from the CFWE Building on Duncan Drive. To receive announcements about future seminars, download the 2023 Fall Seminar Calendar or request to join our email list at firstname.lastname@example.org.