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Dr. Veera Boddu is a Research Chemical Engineer in the Plant Polymer Research Unit at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research (NCAUR), Agricultural Research Service, US Dept. of Agriculture, in Peoria, IL. Dr. Boddu's research focuses on developing value-added products from agriculture commodities, preliminary process design, scaleup, and technology transfer. His research includes the synthesis of biopolymer gels, biochar, and membrane separation technology development for agricultural runoff water treatment. Also, he develops polymer and fiber composites and thin layer composites and studies their long-term environmental stability and degradation. His current research focuses on developing biochar using controlled pyrolysis, evaluating the biochar for treatment of agriculture runoff and drinking water, and evaluating thermal insulation properties of biobased composites. He is current research includes the development of slow release composite fertilizers using biochar and environmentally benign polymers.
Dr. Boddu is a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, a fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, a member of the American Chemical Society, a Board-Certified Environmental Engineer (BCEE) by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri.
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