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Brent Shanks Receives Inaugural GPCS Award

posted Feb 23, 2019, 8:22 PM by Great Plains Catalysis

The 2019 Great Plains Catalysis Society Award is presented to Professor Brent Shanks of Iowa State University.  Dr. Shanks is a visionary in the development of new materials to bridge the gap between biological catalysis and heterogeneous catalysis. He is the founder of three biorenewables-based start-up companies and has served as Director of the highly successful NSF Engineering Research Center for Biorenewable Chemicals (CBiRC) for over a decade.  Dr. Shanks’s accomplishments as a scientist, entrepreneur, educator, and organizational leader epitomize the spirit of the Great Plains Catalysis Society Award, making him an exemplary honoree for the inaugural Award.