Even though Patrick Lyons had already applied to the EIU School of Technology graduate studies, he knew he wanted to join the Master of Science in Sustainable Energy graduate program “the minute he heard rumors about the program developing.” His desire for success empowered him to be one of the first students to go through the dual degree program for a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy and a Master of Science in Technology. To read more about Patrick, click here.
Wei Wang is a graduate student in Technology currently working with Dr. Peter Ping Liu and Dr. Jerry Cloward to compare the energy conversion efficiency from burning different biomass. According to Wei, higher conversion efficiency fuels could be identified through comparison, thus providing more alternatives for renewable energy resources and gradually replacing the burning of fossil fuels. To read more about Wei Wang and his research in energy conversion efficiency from burning different biomass, click here.
Sunil Thapa is the first applicant for the Masters of Science in Sustainable Energy program at EIU. He is an international student who grew-up in a rural community in the country of Nepal, a nation situated between India and China. Under the direction of Dr. Tom Canam, a faculty member in the EIU Biological Sciences Department, Suni is researching natural means (such as cellobiose dehydrogenase deficiet strain (m4D) of Trametes versicolor) to modify lignin from bioenergy crops such as Miscanthus straw. To read more about Sunil Thapa and his research in renewable energy and sustainable bioenergy, click here.