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Thin, cord-like tubes sit in a coil in a small, plastic tub of water.

April 24, 2013

Small materials have big potential

When it comes to maintaining quality water resources, it turns out that even the smallest solution can have a major impact. Researchers from both the Chemical and Civil and Environmental Engineering departments have discovered that some very tiny materials can effectively treat water.


November 15, 2012

Researchers embark on quest to find durable, cost-efficient soy-based material

Efforts to identify greener, more cost-efficient materials to make the polyurethanes used to create foams and plastics has resulted in […]

Chemical engineering doctoral student, Michael Gordon, assembles a test cell for a convection battery developed in the lab of Professor Galen Suppes. The battery, which uses a pump, supplies nearly six times more energy than traditional batteries used in electric cars, and is less expensive.

March 29, 2012

Research shows new battery to have reduced costs, charge times

Galen Suppes, J.C. Dowell Professor in chemical engineering, has developed and demonstrated a new “convection battery” that is a giant […]