Kim Lee Chang announced as the state winner for the AusBiotech/GSK Student Excellence Awards!
Plant Science student Kim Lee Chang has been announced as the state winner for the AusBiotech/GSK Student Excellence Awards. Three finalists competed for the state title and Kim was selected as the winner to represent Tasmania by competing at the AusBiotech national conference to win a $7,000 travel grant.
Kim's UTAS research has focused on microalgae.
"We are investigating the use of Australian microalgae for the production of biofuel and omega-3 oils. I have identified new heterotrophic microorganisms that can grow on recycled carbon source to provide Australia's transportation fleet with a secure, environmentally sustainable fuel feedstock," he said.
Text from Utas News.
Authorised by the Head of School, Plant Science
1 November, 2012