Food for Thought: Lijun Liu and Damien Guironnet

Thursday, October 27th, 2022
Lijun Liu
Damien Guironnet

Center for Advanced Study
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
919 W. Illinois, Urbana

Event Description

11:00am, Lijun Liu, 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, 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.

Lijun Liu

CAS Associate 2021-22

Damien Guironnet

CAS Fellow 2021-22
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering