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UC student converts waste grease to biofuel at city sewer...

September 28, 2021

Andres Mata’s research for his University of Cincinnati master’s degree in chemical engineering could result in a greener fuel source. Mata, who was awarded Graduate Student Engineer of the Month from UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, was the lead graduate student working on a pilot project in Professor Mingming Lu’s lab to extract lipids from grease at wastewater treatment plants for biodiesel production.

Engineering professor develops on-demand drug delivery

July 28, 2021

Yoonjee Park, assistant professor of chemical engineering at University of Cincinnati's College of Engineering and Applied Science, developed a biodegradable drug delivery device that is activated by light, which would allow for on-demand dosing and fewer side effects for treatment of posterior eye diseases. With recent funding awards from the National Institute of Health and a Young Investigator Award from Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation, Park and her research team are testing the safety and efficacy of the device. In 2019, she also participated in UC’s Venture Lab business pre-accelerator.

Undergraduate research co-ops inspire environmental engineer

April 8, 2021

Megan Naber hopes to put her engineering degree to good use by finding new ways to reduce the environmental problems that arise from the agriculture industry. Naber, an environmental engineering student at the University of Cincinnati, is motivated by her passion for the natural world and her experiences as an undergraduate researcher. Naber is simultaneously working on two degrees as part of the UC College of Engineering and Applied Science ACCEND accelerated degree program.

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