WSU travels to Paris Air Show | Environment
Professors from Washington State University will share their expertise on developing alternative jet fuels with 150,000 representatives of the aviation industry at the 50th International Paris Air Show on June 17.
"WSU was invited to come to Paris as a result of our growing international reputation as a leader in the development of biofuel technologies,” said Ralph Cavalieri, Associate Vice President for Alternatve Engery at WSU. He added that the Paris Air Show gives WSU the opportunity to show their research leadership and allows them to work with others in the aviation industry.
Michael Wolcott, Regent’s Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and James Petersen, Director and Professor of the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, will be joining Cavalieri in Paris.
Cavalieri also said that WSU is a natural fit for alternative jet fuel research with its land grant tradition and expertise in plant sciences and wood engineering. WSU's presence at the airshow is fitting as Washington has 1,256 aerospace companies that produce over 1,200 aircrafts a year.
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