McDonnell Scholar Po-Cheng Lin delivered a winning presentation at the Three Minute Thesis competition during the McDonnell Academy 7th International Symposium in Beijing, China.
One of the highlights at the Symposium was the 3MT® Competition, featuring 15 students from McDonnell partner universities. The judges narrowed the winners to one student per theme, and the audience selected a people’s choice winner. Po-Cheng won in both categories with his presentation, “Turning Bacteria into Factories: Microbial Production of Fuels from Carbon Dioxide.”
Watch Po-Cheng in action at the 3MT® Competition!
Po-Cheng Lin is a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering. His thesis project focuses on engineering cyanobacteria, photosynthetic organisms, into fuel-producing factories in the hopes of one day reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.