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Biosensor detects toxins in water sources

August 5, 2020

University of Cincinnati environmental engineers and chemists developed a biosensor to detect toxins in surface water such as streams, rivers and lakes. Funded through National Science Foundation (NSF) grants, the research was recently featured in an NSF video. The research is led by Dionysios Dionysiou, professor of environmental engineering, and addresses the importance of detecting toxic products of cyanobacteria algal blooms, which are formed mainly by agricultural runoff.

UC engineering students help Venti-Now develop low-cost...

July 8, 2020

Two University of Cincinnati biomedical engineering students, Jacquelyn Chapman and Johnathan Wisecarver, are making a tangible impact working with Venti-Now, a nonprofit, start-up company launched in Cincinnati in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to develop a new low-cost ventilators that could be used in impoverished areas. Their professor, Peter Campbell, lends his expertise as medical team leader. UC Health and UC's College of Engineering and Applied Science helped provide Venti-Now with medical testing and consultation.

Biomedical engineering student defines success as 'rising...

July 1, 2020

Biomedical engineering student FearGod "F.G." Okwubido-Williams followed a nontraditional path to the University of Cincinnati. Determined to go to a top medical school in the United States, he moved from his home in Nigeria to Indiana to attend a community college. After he earned an associate's degree in science, he came to UC for his undergraduate degree, where he has thrived and taken on leadership roles in various student organizations because he wanted to make a positive impact on others.

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