Teng Bao wins inaugural ENGIE-Axium Scholarship

Posted: June 3, 2019



Congratulations to doctoral student Teng Bao on receiving an ENGIE-Axium Scholarship from The Ohio State University Office of Graduate Education. The 20 inaugural ENGIE-Axium awards were made across all colleges, with each college receiving one scholarship each. The largest graduate programs (Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) received two scholarships each. The fellowship recognizes students' commitment to working in or studying areas of energy or sustainability, and provides $5,000 towards educational expenses.

Teng Bao works with Professor S.T. Yang on developing new bioprocesses from food processing wastes and agricultural commodities. Currently, his research focuses on the development of novel bioprocesses to convert industrial wastes, including agricultural residues and syngas, to biofuels such as ethanol and n-butanol. The process, which utilizes engineered clostridia, is economical and can compete with current petrochemical products on the market. 

In addition to his studies and research activities, Bao plays a Chinese bamboo flute in The Ohio State University Chinese Folk Music Orchestra. Check out this video of Bao and the rest of the orchestra playing some traditional Chinese folk melodies!


ENGIE North America, a global company with North American operations that supply electricity to 14 deregulated markets in the United States and Axium Infrastructure, an independent infrastructure investment firm dedicated to generating long-term returns through buy-and-hold investments in core infrastructure assets, are equity partners in Ohio State Energy Partners. The partnership has contracted with ENGIE Services to operate the systems that heat, cool and distribute power to the university's Columbus campus.

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