A graduate student at the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis was one of only two recipients in the nation to win the 2010 Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award in Green Chemistry.
Madhav Ghanta, a University of Kansas doctoral student, was selected by the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute to win this award. He was presented with the honor June 21 in Washington, D.C., at the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Ceremony.
Ghanta is part of a team of researchers at CEBC searching for a greener process for making an industrial chemical known as ethylene oxide, a key ingredient in antifreeze, plastic bottles, detergents and sports gear.
The research team is led by KU faculty, Bala Subramaniam (left), the Dan F. Servey Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering , and Daryle Busch (right), the Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor of Chemistry , and includes Dr. Hyun Jin Lee, a research associate at CEBC.
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--Story by Claudia Bode