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Wenxiao Huang wins BASF Science Competition

Wenxiao Huang (third from right) with colleagues

Congratulations to Wenxiao Huang who, together with his collaborators from the University of Connecticut, won the final four competition in the BASF 150th Anniversary North American Science Competition. This competition focused on lightweight solutions for a sustainable future. Wenxiao and his team submitted a proposal entitled "Reinforced cellulose for sustainable structures", suggesting greater use of cellulose as a green construction and transportation material to resolve the future environmental impact of growing urban populations. As a finalist team, they entered the "proof of concept" stage of the competition and presented their project at BASF North America headquarters at Florham Park NJ, on June 5th. Wenxiao is a graduate student studying under Prof. David Carroll in Wake Forest University's Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials.

Note: BASF is the largest chemical producer in the world and is headquartered in Ludwigshafen, Germany. With a $98.59 billion revenue in 2015, it ranked 71 in the world’s biggest public companies.


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