Rollag studies under Robert C. Brown, director of the Bioeconomy Institute (BEI) and distinguished professor and Gary and Donna Hoover Chair in Mechanical Engineering. A graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth, Rollag hopes to one day work in industry dealing with biorenewables.
Others from Iowa State presenting posters were Parinaz Hafezi Sefat, a graduate student in mechanical engineering, and Preston Gable, a thermochemical research engineer at BEI. Chad Peterson, Jake Lindstrom, and Joseph Polin, all graduate students in mechanical engineering, presented talks at the event. Robert Brown, BEI director, and Marjorie Rover, a thermochemical research scientist at BEI, also made presentations.TCS, the Symposium on Thermal and Catalytic Sciences for Biofuels and Biobased Products, has been held every other year following the first symposium held in 2010 at Iowa State. It’s focused on thermochemical biomass research and development and aims to provide early career scientists and engineers an opportunity to present research and interact with senior researchers in the community.