Zhonglin Lai

Mentor:

Zhaohui Tong

College of College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Major: Biological Engineering

Minor: N/A

Research Interests: lignin depolymerization, biosensors, particles

Academic Awards: James “Sid” Griffin Scholarship(2016), Emerging Scholars Program Scholarship(2016), CALS Scholarship(2017), Cunningham Scholarship(2017)

Organizations:

UF packaging club, Phi Sigma Rho Sorority, Chinese Student Association

Volunteer: Engineering peer advisor

Hobbies and Interests: Films, fashion, music.

Research Description:

Supercritical Ethanol: The Superhero of Selective Lignin Depolymerization

A novel two-stage process was developed to produce lignin-derived phenolics from agricultural residue through selective catalytic depolymerization.