Xuejun “Jun” Pan, professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering, was honored with the 2021 Andrew Chase Award from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Forest and Plant Bioproducts (FPB) Division, in recognition of his outstanding scientific and academic contributions with high impact on the forest bioproducts industry and dedicated service to the profession. The award was presented at the 2021 AIChE Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.
Pan has been a faculty member in BSE since 2006. His research focus covers biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials (including fibers and pulp and paper) from plant biomass (lignocellulose). Pan has served in leadership roles of the AIChE’s FPB for many years.