Hornbuckle, Koh Present at American Chemical Society Conference

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Keri Hornbuckle, professor of civil and environmental engineering, faculty research engineer, and associate dean for academic programs, and one of her doctoral students, Wen Xin Koh, recently presented their research at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition in Indianapolis, IN.  Koh's co-advisor is Peter Thorne, professor and chair of occupational and environmental health at the UI.

Both were invited to conduct press conferences on their research

Hornbuckle focused on PCB exposure in outdoor and indoor air, research work being done by graduate student Tim Schulz.  Her press conference can be viewed at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/38554551.

Koh covered her research on the detection of PCB 11 in the blood of children and adults.  Her press conference is available at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/38598609.

ACS' 246th National Meeting & Exposition featured almost 7,200 presentations on new discoveries in science. The topics include food and nutrition, medicine, health, energy, the environment and other fields where chemistry plays a central role. Some connect with the meeting’s theme, “Chemistry in Motion,” which showcases transportation technologies. Topics range from biofuels and alternative energy to lightweight materials and new ways of reducing the effects of friction, which impacts fuel economy.