The Plastic Waste Crisis and Potential Solutions

By Nien-Hwa Linda Wang

Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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Nien-Hwa Linda Wang Dr. Nien-Hwa Linda Wang has been a professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue University since 1980. She received her PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1978. She is internationally known for her research contributions in mass transfer, adsorption, multi-component chromatography, and simulated moving beds. The results were described in more than 120 journal articles, six book chapters, two patents, and two current patent applications. She has given more than 100 invited lectures and more than 200 presentations in national and international meetings. She has developed several new chromatography and simulated moving bed technologies that are applicable to the design of a wide range of adsorption and chromatography processes. She was a Director (2001-2004) and the Chair (2013) of the Separation Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, and a Director of the International Adsorption Society (2001-2007). She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. She has served as a consultant to NIH, NSF, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Argonne National Laboratories, and more than 20 chemical, food, and pharmaceutical companies.

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