Bhavna Sharma, BAE doctoral student focusing on processing of biomaterials, has earned a 2012 Women’s Faculty Council Research Award for Research and Scholarship.
The research topics she submitted for this ward include the Physical Properties of Switchgrass as Related to Before and After Frost Harvesting, and the Scenario Optimization Model for Designing Biomass Supply and Logistics Model.
Sharma’s advisor is Carol Jones, associate professor. She earned her bachelor of technology degree in food technology at the Punjab Technical University, India in 2004; and her master’s of science degree in processing and food engineering at the Punjab Agricultural University, India in 2007.
The award is based on contributions that the project makes to the discipline, the student’s academic skills and accomplishments. The Council reception for the winners will be held on Friday, Feb. 24. The award is sponsored by the OSU Women’s Faculty Council, College of Education, Office of Student Affairs, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Office of the Provost, and College of Human Sciences.