Developing plastic coatings from waste plastic would decrease plastic waste and increase industrial reuse of plastics.
Reducing the drag on an airfoil through new designs will lead to better aircraft fuel efficiency.
Exploring design modifications of honeycomb structures used in cars and aircraft could improve mechanical performance.
Investigating the structure of “hollow” molecules could lead to applications in gas separation and storage.
Creating a solar food drying system will lead to sustainable food preservation methods with less waste.
Improving a bioremediation technique with microbes would clean contaminated sites and also produce valuable byproducts.
Researching bacteria enzyme production could lead to the manufacturing of sustainable bio-plastics.
Testing alternative emissions detection methods could benefit Arizona if tailored to the state’s specific needs.
Studying the ecological risk of a heavy hydrocarbon removal method will lead to effective and safe oil spill cleanup.
Studying how oil shale and water interact would allow fracking waste fluids to be reclaimed.