Engineering Bacteria of the Lung Microbiome to Degrade Carcinogens and Toxins

Benzene is a toxic compound found in air polluted from cigarette smoke, car exhaust, and industry. It is known...

Thermolyze: A Temperature Controlled Kill-Switch for Containment of Pathogenic Bacteria in Research Labs

We will engineer a temperature-controlled kill switch to be used in pathogenic or genetically modified bacteria...

A Novel Acoustic Emission Based Approach for Structural Health Monitoring

Engineering structures have a damage monitoring system for safe and reliable performance. This project proposes...

Discovering natural antibiotics from extremophile microalgae

Soap Lake, an extreme alkaline lake located in Washington State, is renowned for its “healing effect” since...

Testing a small-scale rapid aerated composting system for urban environments

Urban food and yard wastes can contribute in multiple ways to greenhouse gas production and water pollution...

Hacked clocks tell us how an important pollinator keeps time in changing world.

The leafcutting bee plays a critical role in our society by pollinating wild and cultivated plants and supporting...

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