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Earth Day

NUANCE facilities are used by researchers in their work on climate change and water remediation. Each year in honor of Earth day, we focus on the researchers who are dedicated to improving our planet.

2022 Earth Day

Cleaning up lakes and oceans

NUANCE Director, Vinayak P. Dravid and Vikas Nandwana, Research Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at McCormick, discuss their startup company, MFNS Tech, and its role in the process of commercializing oil-absorbing sponges. These sponges could help clean up oil spills without harming marine life and prevent algae blooms from forming when phosphate builds up to dangerous levels. 

 Read the full article on Northwestern Now!