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Ferguson Faculty Fellow Cong Trinh was awarded $1.1 million in funding from the US Department of Energy’s Office of Science for research aimed at producing the next generation of biofuels.


Joint Associate Professor Belinda Akpa is combining her love of mathematics and chemical engineering to improve medicines and medical treatments.


Research Assistant Professor Dibyendu Mukherjee has developed a new way of producing energetic nanomaterials and received a Defense University Research Instrumentation Program award.


UT–ORNL Governor’s Chair for Biorefining Art Ragauskas and team are investigating new methods for reclaiming and reusing plastic waste.


Associate Professor Joshua Sangoro and his team have made some of the first observations of a new, but previously theorized, form of matter that exists between liquid and solid.


Doctoral candidate David Dooley’s research is aimed at preventing antimicrobial resistance using CRISPR/Cas technology.


Associate Professor Joshua Sangoro and doctoral student Matthew Harris made a discovery that may improve the understanding of the nature of liquid–liquid transitions.


Associate Professor Steven Abel is teaching students to use mathematical and computational tools to study cell biology in his new first-year seminar, Exploring COVID-19.


Research by Ferguson Faculty Fellow Cong Trinh was highlighted on the DOE Office of Science’s website.


Several undergraduate students presented their research at the second annual CBE Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation on March 12.