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UC Davis Professor Meets Pope

Shackelford meets Pope

UC Davis Professor James Shackelford, his wife Penelope, and his colleague Dr. Mario Malinconico had the opportunity on April 9 to present some mementos of their work to Pope Francis.  All three attended the International Conference on Solid Urban Waste Management in Rome, which was organized through the International Union of Physical and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), and where Prof. Shackelford presented on online education to increase recycling awareness.  They were invited by the Vatican to attend the Jubilee of Mercy Audience, where they met the Pope.
Materials scientists Prof. Shackelford (shaking hands) of UC Davis, Dr. Malinconico (behind Shackelford) of the National Research Council in Naples, Italy, and Penelope Shackelford (center) are pictured.