Dr. Kelly Hawboldt is a chemical engineer at Memorial University. Her overall area of research is in the green processing of natural resources, particularly process development of biomass residues (fishery and forestry) to bioproducts and biomaterials. She works with a multi-discplinary group of chemists, biochemist, and ocean scientists. The particular focus is on developing processes and products that “fit” regional needs and infrastructure, ensuring remote and rural regions can take part in the growing bioeconomy. Dr. Hawboldt has over 12 years of experience in bioproducts, in green sustainable process development to produce bioproducts from residue streams, and in developing applications for “waste” biomass. She has supervised or co-supervised 50+ graduates, 10 post-doctoral fellows and 20 undergraduates. She has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and presented as an invited speaker at several conferences.