Biography: Brian Lefebvre and Nadia Adawi

April 10, 2008
Annual DVS Student Awards Banquet

This year our speakers are Brian Lefebvre and Nadia Adawi.  The title of their joint presentation is Biofuels: The Future of Energy.

Brian is Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rowan University.  His research on ethanol production from lignocellulosic feedstocks has yielded a patent application along with several publications.  He holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware.  He is the faculty advisor for the Rowan AIChE student chapter and the winner of the 2007 Outstanding Teacher Award.

Nadia is President and Founder of Philadelphia Fry-o-Diesel, Inc.  Fry-o-Diesel has developed patent-pending technology for the conversion of waste greases into high quality biodiesel.  The Company received the prestigious Governor’s Renewable Energy Leadership Award.   Nadia holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri.  She is Co-Chair of the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia and was named as a 2001 Woman of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal.