|Chemistry students tour SUNY ESF Paper & Bioprocess Engineering Department|
On Tuesday March 25th, Mrs. Sirin took her chemistry students to the Paper and Bioprocess Engineering Department at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
The students were welcomed by Dr. Buhanovic and current grad students before they embarked upon a tour of Walters Hall Pilot Plant focusing on three stations:
1. Paper Machine guided by Mr. Ray Appleby, Pilot Plant Director and Mr. Chris Wood, PhD student
2. Handmade paper and paper testing guided by BPE Student Club and graduate students
3. Biorefinery - pretreatment of wood and processing of the extracts guided by Dr. Amidon/Dr. Bujanovic and graduate students
The academic programs in the department of Paper and Bioprocess Engineering (PBE) emphasize fundamental engineering science and engineering skills pertaining to chemical engineering. The department prepares students for leadership roles in the paper and bioproducts industries. Faculty and graduate students are on the cutting edge of research in the paper industry. Syracuse Academy students had the opportunity to view the extent of the research and daily operations hands-on as well as take part in a Q&A chaired by Department Chair, Dr. Scott as well as Dr. Bujanovic.
Our faculty strives to expose students to all aspects of career and research opportunities in the sciences and beyond. We are so fortunate to have institutions like SUNY ESF right in our own backyard!
For more information about the Paper and Bioprocess Engineering Department at SUNY ESF, we encourage you to visit their website.