Current research

Education

Publications

Presentations and posters

Awards and honors

 

Lisa Lai

Current Research:

Major: MSc, Bioresource Science and Engineering
Advisor: Renata Bura

I’m interested in the use of alternative feedstocks, such as industrial sugar streams, for biofuel production.  My current research focuses on process development for the conversion of product streams from sulfite pulping (pulp, spent sulfite liquor, and sludge) to bioethanol. 

Education: 

MS Bioresource Science and Engineering, University of Washington, 2010
BS Integrative Biology, University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, 2006
BS Economics, University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign, 2006

Publications:

(in development)  Lai, L.X., & Bura, R.  (2010)  Conversion of sulfite pulp mill product streams to ethanol.

Presentations and posters:

“Pulp fiction?  Two scenarios for the conversion of sulfite pulp mill product streams to ethanol.”  Tribal Renewable Energy Research Workshop.  May 2010.  Seattle, WA.  Poster presentation

“Pulp fiction?  Two scenarios for the conversion of sulfite pulp mill product streams to ethanol.”  32nd Symposium on Biotechnology for Fuels and Chemicals.  April 2010.  Clearwater Beach, FL.  Poster presentation.

Awards and honors:

2009-2010:  NSF-IGERT Fellow and scholarship recipient, University of Washington
2008-2009:  GO-MAP Top Scholar scholarship recipient, University of Washington