Tag: chemistry



Prospecting with Biosensors at Home or in the Field

Prospecting – whether for gold in a mountain or lead in a city’s water supply – may one day be as quick and easy as a litmus test. UNL chemist Rebecca Lai is developing a series of hand-held biosensors to detect a variety of metals, including gold, silver, lead, platinum and mercury. Instead of sending […]

Early Career Awards Boost Promising Research

From smarter computers, robots and power grids to genetic advances and greener chemistry, UNL researchers are solving diverse problems with early career awards from the National Science Foundation and U.S. Department of Energy. These prestigious five-year awards support research by promising pre-tenure faculty. Eight UNL assistant professors won these awards in 2015-2016. Gaining Control at […]