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Air-Fed Microplasma Devices for Water and Surface Disinfection

Dr. J. Gary Eden from the University of Illinois has developed air-fed microplasma devices and arrays that can be used for water and surface disinfection. 


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Reversible Crosslinking of Polymers Using Molecular Switches

Dr. Braun has developed a material that can polymerize and de-polymerize using two distinct triggers. By building on reversible Spyropyan chemistry, Dr. Braun has made...

Non-Aqueous Li-Air Flow Battery

Dr. Kenis from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a non-aqueous lithium-air flow battery configuration that allows for efficient removal and...

Genome-Scale Method for Precision Engineering of Yeast Strains

Dr. Zhao from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a novel method for genome-scale precise deletions in yeast. This technology allows the...

Reduction of CO2 to Valuable Platform Chemicals 
 

Dr. Kenis from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a new method and device for reducing CO2 to value added platform chemicals such as carbon...

Microbubblers for Removal of Biofilm

Dr. Hyunjoon Kong from the University of IL has developed self-propelling microbubblers. The microbubblers are either diatoms or...

LIFEDISC Nanoplasmonic Sensor

Dr. Logan Liu from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a continuous real-time sensor device capable of biomolecule measurement. The device has...

Fast Defrosting Windshields

Dr. Wenjuan Zhu from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has created a better self-defrosting automobile windshield. Wenjuan...

Unidirectional (UD) Prepeg Fabrics with Embedded Liquid Healing Agents for Fabrication of Self-Healing Fiber-reinforced Polymer (FRP Composites)

Dr. White from the University of IL has developed a method for fabricating a glass epoxy prepreg with imbedded microcapsules containing a self-healing agent. Existing...

Biphasic Solvent System for the Capture of CO2 (BiCAP) 

Dr. Yongqi Lu from ISGS has developed a novel biphasic system that can be used for the capture of CO2 in a much more cost effective way. This system uses an organic...

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