Mentor: Dr. Ann C. Wilkie
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
"I began research in conjunction with an internship in biofuels last summer. I have always believed that America needs to embrace alternate energy sources, and through the internship I began my research into the possibility of algae as a biofuel."
- Helping Hands Pet Rescue
- Best Buddies International
Hobbies and Interests
- Playing guitar
- Fostering animals
Algal Bioremediation and Biofuel Viability
I will look into the possibility of using filamentous algae as a natural remediator of harmful landfill leachate, and the practicality of using some genera of filamentous algae as a feedstock for biofuel production. While micro algae has been well studied, filamentous algae is a novel approach to a sustainable alternative and could offer significant advances to biofuels.