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2016 Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year

Dr. Ron Sims

Ron Sims

Dr. Ron Sims, left, is pictured here with undergraduate biological engineering student Tyler Marlar. Dr. Sims is the recipient of the 2016 Undergraduate Research Mentor of the Year.

Dr. Sims' research areas including wastes-to-bioproducts, bioremediation, and drinking water treatment have been described in over 200 publications including journal articles, books, and U.S. Government reports. He is currently the Co-Director of the Sustainable Waste-to-Bioproducts Engineering Center and a member of the Executive Committee for the Synthetic Biomanufacturing Institute. He currently leads a team in the development of algal biofilm-based processes and technologies for applications to large-scale open pond, lagoon, and raceway engineered systems.