Kunlin Song wins distinguished dissertation award
Kunlin Song, a recent Ph.D. graduate in the School of Renewable Natural Resources, is the recipient of this year's LSU Alumni Association Distinguished Dissertation Award in Science, Engineering & Technology with his dissertation, "Application of Biomass in Nanocomposites and Drilling Fluids." The winning dissertation demonstrated a mastery of research techniques, ability to do original and independent research, and skill in formulating conclusions that in some way enlarge upon or modify accepted idea and most importantly contribute to knowledge. In 2015, Kunlin won a prestigious second place Wood Award given to the best graduate research papers by the Forest Products Society. Kunlin’s work has been published in Fuel, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Colloids and Surface A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, and Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering.