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Michael Snowdon is currently a M.Sc. candidate in Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph. He received a B.Sc. Honours degree in Nanoscience with a minor in Physics from the University of Guelph. His research interests include biocomposites and nano-biocomposites. His current research involves analyzing properties of biocomposites of PBS with carbon black and nano-carbon black.
Matthew Zaverl graduated from Biological Engineering program at the School of Engineering, at the University of Guelph. His current work involves exploring the effects of reprocessing on PHBV and PBT/PTT blends with compatibilizers and lignin.
Oscar Valerio is currently a M.Sc.in Biological engineering student. He received his degrees of Chemical Engineer and Biotechnical Engineer from the School of Engineering, University of Chile, Chile in 2008 and worked at Universidad de La Frontera, Chile, in the period 2009 – 2012 as research assistant. He also worked in Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain, for 6 months in 2011 as a visiting researcher. His research interests include biofuels production and co products utilization for value added applications in a biorefinery context. His current research involves the usage of crude glycerol, a co product from biodiesel industry, for the synthesis of polyesters that can be blended with biobased polymers for reducing costs and improving its processability.