Developing plastic coatings from waste plastic would decrease plastic waste and increase industrial reuse of plastics.
Investigating the structure of “hollow” molecules could lead to applications in gas separation and storage.
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.
Creating a solar food drying system will lead to sustainable food preservation methods with less waste.
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.
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.
Understanding the side products generated from a pollution-reducing cement coating will determine its safety.