The 2019 American Chemical Society (ACS) fellows have been named. There are a total of 70 new fellows and among them is Mechanical Engineering Professor, Andre Boehman. The ACS Fellows Program allows the society to recognize and honor members for outstanding achievements and contributions made in science, the profession and ACS.
Boehman is the Director of the W.E. Lay Automotive Laboratory and his work focuses on fuel production and formulation, alternative fuels, diesel combustion, and particulate emissions. In November of 2018, he wrote a piece for THE CONVERSATION, where he explored some reasonings as to why corn ethanol may not be the right biofuel to back. He is also part of a team of faculty from U-M and Penn State where they have received a $2.5 million DOE grant to fund their comprehensive study to link the growth and development of feedstocks for advanced biofuels from algae, through production of biocrude, upgrading to optimized fuels and combustion in diesel engines.
Congratulations to Professor Andre Boehman on this honor.