Yuzi Zhang’s SEM image appears on the cover of the American Carbon Journal, in which her paper, “Towards reducing carbon content in silicon/carbon anodes for lithium ion batteries” was published in Carbon, Volume 112, February 2017 on pages 72-78. Conducting carbon is added to electrodes of lithium ion batteries (LIBs) to provide electrical conductivity. Because this carbon does […]
The research that URI Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Daniel Roxbury is conducting could lead to the invention of a wearable device that could detect a wide range of biomarkers that signal the start of diseases such as cancer.
What if a wearable device, such as a wristwatch, could be used for real-time bio-imaging and bio-sensing for the purpose of detecting a wide range of biomarkers that signal the start of diseases such as cancer? The research that URI Chemical Engineering Assistant Professor Daniel Roxbury is conducting in his Nanobio Engineering Lab at URI […]
Zachary Caron was a chemistry whiz working in private industry and eager to work on a project that could thwart terrorism when he met Chemical Engineering Professor Otto Gregory. Together, they’ve created a sensor that detects triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, the explosive terrorists used in bombings in Brussels, Paris, and London. (MS ’16)
Published on Jun 29, 2016 (RT America) In the wake of the attack on Ataturk airport in Turkey, many are wondering how to make softer terrorist targets more secure. Scientists at the University of Rhode Island are developing new bomb-detecting devices that can sniff out even the slightest trace of explosive molecules in the air. […]
The CHE Research Symposium was held at the Bay Campus on Tuesday, May 3rd. Students under the guidance of CHE Faculty presented posters of their research – showcasing research that is taking place in the CHE department not only at the Graduate level but also at the Undergraduate level. Congratulations to everyone who presented – […]
Adjunct Professor, Greg Mehos directed four chemical engineering students on an independent study project in which they optimized the flowability of acetaminophen blends. Their work was presented at the Northeast Regional Student AIChE Conference on Saturday, April 23rd where they placed 3rd out of about 30 competitors. Photograph of Matt Freeman, Tristan Trautman, Nicole Stevens-Murphy, […]
Dr. Otto Gregory, professor of Engineering and co-director of URI’s Sensors and Surface Technology Partnership, has developed a sensor that can detect explosives commonly used by terrorists. His research was published in the journal Electrochemical Society Transactions.