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Building a better biofuel

Biofuels could hold the key to greener, more environmentally sound energy, transportation, and product options. Scientists have already figured out how to engineer microbes’ metabolic pathways, turning them into tiny biofuel manufacturers. Now new research from Fuzhong Zhang, associate professor at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, further refines the process, joining together the […]

Olympic Village in Beijing

Across the globe, engineering a healthier environment

In summer 2017, a group of aerosol scientists, engineers and administrators from Washington University in St. Louis traveled to Asia to address some of the important problems related to energy, environment and health that we face today. The scientists, members of the Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering — or CASE — took part in […]

Professor Shenyang Guo

Guo named Yangtze River Scholar

Shenyang Guo, the Frank J. Bruno Distinguished Professor of Social Work Research at the Brown School and assistant vice chancellor for international affairs–Greater China at Washington University, has been named a Yangtze River Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. It  is the highest award issued to an individual in […]

Dandelions in field

Researchers from WashU, Xi’an Jiaotong University find a new use for a common weed

The common dandelion is cursed the world over for its ability to infest lawns and crops. But a Washington University engineer has found a surprising use for the pesky weed: the pappus of the dandelion — the white, fluffy materias surrounding the seed — can be used as a perfect pipette in the laboratory setting. […]

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A Twist: Harnessing the Sun to Combat Global Warming

A team of students from Sam Fox School and the School of Engineering & Applied Science are preparing for Solar Decathalon 2017. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, the biennial competition challenges university teams from around the world to design and build full-size, solar-powered houses. Winners will be selected on the basis of design […]

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