Project 3: Responsive Membranes and Advanced Materials for Sensing and Remediation of Halo-organics

Project Leaders: Dibakar Bhattacharyya, PhD, and J. Zach Hilt, PhD

Project Co-Leaders: Isabel Escobar, PhD, Tom Dziubla, PhD, and Lindell Ormsbee, PhD

Materials Scientist: John Balk, PhD

Graduate Trainees:  Subrajit Bosu, Victoria Klaus, Pranto Paul, Sam Thompson

Goal: Investigate the use of advanced membrane, responsive hydrogel-based, and magnetic nanocomposite-based sustainable technologies to prevent and reduce environmental exposure risks associated with halogenated organic compounds.

Expected Outcomes: Cost-effective technologies for remediation of chemicals, such as TCE and PCE. and PCBs. And, superfast sorption of PFAS compounds with responsive polymer materials.