Faculty Project Proposal Summary
Calendar Year 2014 Program
Faculty Name & Department/School: Dr. David Hackleman, CBEE/COE
Research Project Title: Extraction of essential oils from select plants
Many plants have “essential oils”. These oils include a variety of chemical compounds that have been used by human civilizations since prior to recorded history. Some of these chemicals have survived this test of time and continue to be utilized in a wide variety of human endeavors such as cooking, fragrances, nutritional supplements, cleaning, and even medicinal applications. This project will be to explore some such compounds through extraction from the botanical sources.
What skills will students obtain in this project?
Student research tasks:
Number of hours per week expected of student:
This is really dependent on the student, but ideally, at least 6. PI (DH) will plan to be available for at least 1 hr/wk for consultation.
The lab area may move from the existing location to another location depending on lab utilization in Winter and Spring terms. Current location is GLSN 104.
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