The Energy Institute of Louisiana (EIL) led by Dr. Mark E.
2015 Engineering Week student activities began March 9 with the Student Paper Competition. Patrick Spiller and John Pippins gave excellent presentations. Patrick presented on "Biodiesel from Alligator Fat: A Comparison Between Supercritical and Conventional Transesterification Conditions”. John’s presentation was titled “Increase Grindability of Pine Through Torrefaction”.
Patrick Spiller is a senior in the chemical engineering department. He will continue medical school after graduation this Spring.
John Pippins will be a senior in chemical engineering next Fall. He has been working for the last two years at the Cleco Alternative Energy Center.