Luke Kenny is a Junior pursuing a B.S. in biochemistry. Luke wants to build a cleaner ecosystem through his work. Currently he is working on optimizing processing conditions of nanocellulose hydrogel including different factors for conductometric titration targeting on environmental applications.
Allen is a junior currently pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry with an interest in environmental chemistry. My current project is working with nanocelluose hydrogel with ferric nitrate and examine the stability at various temperatures and time.
Robert Kocovic is a Biochemistry junior on a Pre-Medical trajectory who enjoys engaging in physical exercise, sports, and literature during his leisure hours. Currently, he is occupied with the synthesis of hydrogels utilizing jute nitro-oxidized cellulose nanofibers featuring divalent cation, and subsequently evaluating its stability under various pH conditions.
Fahmida Akter is a junior double majoring in Biology (Interdisciplinary Biology) and Sociology, with minors in Studio Art and Chemistry on the pre-med track. She is focusing on using bio-adsorbents to treat PFCs substances (PFBA, PFBS, PFBO, and PFBS) with Duning Li. This project could potentially lead to many advantages such as cheap feedstock, chemicals to be easily modified, and used as a selective design for PFAS removal.
Dayna am a senior majoring in Health Science with a concentration in Disabilities Studies and Human Development and minors in biology and chemistry. I am currently researching the effect of various pH levels on the stability of cellulose-based trivalent hydrogels created using the nitric acid oxidation method.