Christián Henry

Christián Henry

henrych5@msu.edu

Department of Forestry

PhD Candidate

Natural Resources Building
480 Wilson Rd, Rm. 126
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222

Christián Henry is a doctoral student in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on lignin-based polyurethane foams for industrial applications. She currently serves as the National Graduate Student Parliamentarian for Minorities in Agriculture Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS). Before this, Christián worked as an undergraduate researcher on lignin-based phenolic adhesives and was part of the team that created the first phenol-formaldehyde adhesive that replaced 100% of phenol with lignin. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Agricultural Engineering Technology and business from Mississippi State University in 2016. Christián has received numerous grants and accolades including an academic achievement graduate assistantship, a Farm Credit VIP Scholar award, and a COGS disciplinary leadership award. 

 

Education

Ph.D. Forestry, Michigan State University, 2021

B.S. Agricultural Engineering Technology and Business, Mississippi State University, 2016

              

Publications                                          

Alinejad, Mona, Christián Henry, Saeid Nikafshar, Akash Gondaliya, Sajad Bagheri, Nusheng Chen, and others, ‘Lignin-Based Polyurethanes: Opportunities for Bio-Based Foams, Elastomers, Coatings and Adhesives’, Polymers, 11 (2019), 1202 <https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11071202>