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Food For Thought: Lijun Liu and Damien Guironnet

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Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center--Room 210, 919 W. Illinois, Urbana
Oct 27, 2022   11:00 am - 1:00 pm  
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This Center for Advanced Study public events series features presentations of research and creative projects by recent CAS Associates and Fellows.

We are delighted to showcase the work of some of our most productive and creative faculty in a series of intellectually and spiritually invigorating presentations. You are invited to drop in when you can and enjoy a bite to eat while you learn about the exciting projects undertaken by our faculty. A brunch buffet will be provided at all in-person events.


11:00am, Lijun Liu, Geology, Structure and Evolution of the Continental Lithosphere

Continents are considered buoyant tectonic units that have been passively drifting at Earth’s surface since their formation in the geological past. However, many lines of evidence suggest that the seemingly stable continents actually deformed and evolved over time. Professor Liu will investigate this paradox and its implications on Earth’s environmental changes.

Noon, Damien Guironnet, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Dealing with Plastic Waste: Upstream and Downstream Strategies

Professor Guironnet will present on recent chemical advances made by his lab on how commodity plastic waste can be turned into valuable chemicals through two distinct strategies based on catalysis.

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