GEMS is a new Center of Excellence aiming to bridge fundamental surfactant science and engineering to practical manufacturing through high-throughput, environmentally friendly, and effective processes. It is the first center in the US to focus on the environmentally friendly preparation and use of green emulsions, micelles, and surfactants (EMS) bridging fundamental science, engineering, and practical applications.

The initial group of participants brings together unique skills in surfactant based processes, including nanomaterials synthesis, biomaterials, biocatalysis, computational modeling, and biosensors. They include members of the Chemistry Department, Materials Science and Engineering, and the Institute of Materials Science (IMS). Several aspects of this center are being covered by existing researchers.  Read more

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