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Antimicrobial membrane developed

Trainee Achievements

Antimicrobial membrane developed

We encourage trainees from different departments to collaborate together on research projects. Trainee Benjamin Feinberg (Eric Hoek, advisor) in Civil Engineering and trainee Brian McVerry (Richard Kaner, advisor) in Chemistry & Biochemistry have been collaborating on a joint research project on the "Proposed Synthesis of Self Gel-Inhibiting Polyaniline Derivatives Towards Improved Membrane Performance". They have developed an antimicrobial membrane, which is truly a breakthrough for salinity gradient power as well as many other applications. They plan to start a small spin-off company based on the intellectual property of this project after more progress is made. Thus far, a patent has been filed.