2016 College of Science Research Scholar Award

Congratulations to Kasha Lim!

Each year, the College of Science selects one undergraduate student with a record of exceptional success in research and education  to receive our Research Scholar Award.  This year, we have selected Ms. Koun (Kasha) Lim, who is graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Honors) in Chemistry in Spring 2016.

A native of South Korea, Kasha came to Utah at age 12 as an international student.  During her time at the U, she has worked with Dr. Shelley Minteer's group, conducting research on biofuels, specifically the employment of FAD glucose dehydrogenase within a glucose-oxygen enzymatic fuel cell operating in human serum.

So far, Kasha has been an author on four papers, published in journals including Bioelectrochemistry, Chemical Sceince, ACS Catalysis, and the Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Her current research project, also her honors thesis,  is an examination of enzymes to improve electrochemical performance.

This Fall, Kasha will pursue a Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin.  Congratulations, Kasha!