Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Illinois

Grad student chosen for TechnipFMC Fellowship

Congratulations to Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate student Megan Witzke, who has been selected to receive the TechnipFMC Fellowship for 2017-2018.

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Megan Witzke

Witzke is a member of Assistant Professor David Flaherty’s lab. Her research aims to¬†improve the catalytic conversion of biomass derivatives to higher value chemicals¬†by determining the reaction mechanism and underlying factors that control catalyst selectivity.

She entered the ChBE graduate program in Fall 2013 after earning a BS in Chemical Engineering from Case Western.

The fund was originally created by Bert A. Gayman, a mechanical engineering graduate of the University of Illinois with a gift of shares of Chicago-based Link-Belt Company, later acquired by FMC Corporation. FMC recently merged with Technip to create TechnipFMC, a global leader in subsea, onshore/offshore and surface projects. The fund supports scholarships, fellowships and research.