Aristotle coined the phrase “nature abhors a vacuum,” but a team of Tulane University researchers says their latest study proves there are exceptions to the rule.
The phrase expresses the idea that unfilled spaces go against the laws of nature and physics and that every space needs to be filled... more
It’s a valuable opportunity when undergraduates can collaborate on research with university faculty, and programs like the Summer Materials Research at Tulane – Research Experience for Undergraduates (SMART-REU) are creating more such possibilities. The SMART-REU is a 10-week summer program that... more
Nicholas Sandoval, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Tulane University, is the recipient of a National Science Foundation Early Career Award.
The $507,000 award will allow Sandoval and his team of graduate students to continue their work on a type of bacteria with... more
Doctoral student Samuel Bliesner prepares a solvent to process plastic films in the lab of Julie Albert, assistant professor in the School of Science and Engineering's Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. The liquid will be used to alter the surface of a thin biodegradable plastic.... more
Nicholas Sandoval, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Tulane University, is the winner of a 2018 Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).
ORAU is a consortium of major PhD-granting academic institutions – including... more
Using a Raman spectroscopy, a laptop in the lab of Daniel Shantz in the Department of Chemical Engineering displays a spectrum of reacted benzene. This technology allows scientists to better understand the mechanism of chemical reactions.
In the lab of Kyriakos Papadopoulos, in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, researchers experiment with various crude oil samples and chemicals (pictured) in search of ways to treat crude oil-contaminated sand using an environmentally safe approach.
After creating eroded copper particles, Jeremy Wright, a doctoral candidate working in the lab of professor Brian Mitchell in the Tulane Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, transfers the particles for analysis to determine if nanoparticles are present. The nanoparticles will... more
Meysam Shahami, a doctoral student in the Department of Chemical Engineering, extracts reacted benzene in the lab of Daniel Shantz. The solution will be used to analyze how much phenol is produced using a one-step reaction. Researchers hope to simplify the process of producing phenol which is used... more
Since 2011, the Food and Drug Administration has approved roughly 200 novel drugs, of which approximately 25 percent are produced by cells. Tulane researchers in the laboratory of Anne Robinson (pictured), professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, grow flasks of mammalian cells in... more