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UMFK Environmental Studies Speaker Series features Peter Butzloff

January 23, 2014

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The University of Maine at Fort Kent Environmental Studies Speaker Series will host a presentation by Dr. Peter Butzloff on Friday, February 7 at 11 a.m. in the Nadeau Hall teleconference room. The presentation is free and open to the public. Peter Butzloff will present on practices and advances in the field of microscopic x-ray tomography.

Dr. Butzloff is the founder and current president of Honey Bee Research Institute and Nature Center, Inc. located in Saint David, Maine.

Dr. Butzloff holds several commercial patents on carbon nanotubes and bio-degradable hybrid polymers. His current research projects also involve exploring behavior changes of pollinating insects before and after environmental exposures, such things as neurological pesticides; mixed-method methodologies such as biomaterials, nano-materials, synergies between pollinating insects and flowering plants; and intellectual property development for environmentally friendly packaging material products and processes (US patents).

Dr. Butzloff earned a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Materials Science at the University of Texas. He then followed up with advance post-graduate studies in business at Capella University, while starting and operating two businesses, a contracted research company and a paper product development corporation in Las Vegas.

Peter Butzloff lectures as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maine.

The Environmental Studies Speaker Series at UMFK regularly brings speakers to campus. These presentations are open to the public and cover such topics as water quality, waste management, wind power, endangered species, forestry and marine science. The program is offered in collaboration with the UMFK Environmental Studies degree program. Speakers are only scheduled during the academic year.

For more information on the Environmental Studies Speaker Series, contact Dave Hobbins at (207) 834-7614.