MIT ChemE | Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
Research Project Title:
Optimization of Micro-Algae for Lipid Production
abstract:This research project will focus on using micro-algae to produce biodiesel. An optimized method for quantifying the lipid produced by micro-algae (S.limacinum) will be developed. Lipid production within the micro-algae will be optimized by altering the cell culture parameters such as the carbon source, temperature, and agitation rate.
"I am participating in the SuperUROP in order to hone my research skills in the area of renewable energy and participate in research at a level similar to what is expected in graduate school."