Congratulations to Carter Boelke for his excellent research achievements! Carter won 1st place at UF’s annual GRACE symposium and 2nd place in his division of Catalysis & Reaction Engineering at the 2019 Annual AIChE Student Conference. Carter is currently a third year chemical engineering major who has been working in Dr. Wei’s research group for over two years. His current work seeks to elucidate the stability, among other properties, of titanium dioxide nanoparticles to enhance HER. Carter has also successfully worked at Ames Laboratory where he researched the conversion of lignin to usable compounds using various heterogeneous catalysts under relatively mild conditions.