Birgitte Ahring receives Anjan Bose Outstanding Researcher Award

May 2, 2023 |WSU Insider

Birgitte Ahring receives the Voiland College of Engineering’s Anjan Bose Outstanding Researcher Award.

Ahring, professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering and with the Bioproducts, Sciences and Engineering Laboratory at the WSU Tri-Cities campus, is a prolific researcher and a global leader in biomass conversion research for producing biofuels and high-value bioproducts.

With WSU since 2008, she has published more than 500 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Overall, she has been cited 33,702 times in her career and has an h-index of 93. Her research is mission-driven and is focused on solving bottlenecks for bringing new and better technologies for biofuels and bio-products to the market, including pathways to produce sustainable biofuels in the aviation industry from lignin, fungi, and other forms of biomass.

She has been recognized around the world for her breakthroughs, including recently being named “Washingtonian of the Day” by Governor Jay Inslee.

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