Bi-layer Multifunctional Coating for the Prevention of Icing
This technology is a bi-layer multifunctional coating that prevents the build up of ice layers on the surface of a material. The layer senses when icing is beginning and triggers a release of deicing chemicals.
Chelating Ionic Liquid Family for Magnesium Battery
This technology represents an improved Magnesium battery that is rechargeable and uses purely ionic liquid solvating medium, with increased conductivity and lower costs than lithium ion batteries.
Developing Novel Non-volatile, Reusable, Biodegradable Solvents from Biodiesel-Waste Glycerol
We are developing a novel reusable, biodegradable, non-volatile solvent system based on waste glycerol from biodiesel synthesis and simple, biodegradable salts. This should alleviate a waste stream, reduce costs of molecular solvent purchase and disposal, and provide revenue for biodiesel producers.
Threading the Needle: Composting to Colorants
This project aims to demonstrate the potential for transforming fabric waste from any point in the supply chain--design, garment production or post-consumer textile waste--to create new raw material, in particular natural colorants, that can subsequently be used to reduce pollution at the manufacturing stage.
Biopolymers for Sustainable Agricultural Solutions
Investigate the innovative use of a biopolymer compound, produced from Rhizobium tropici sp., on the enhanced germination rate of tomato plants, and its impact on enhanced nutrient adsorption of the plants, using hydroponics experiments.
Beneficial reuse of PCBs (poly-chlorinated biphenyls) as new materials
This technology focuses on reuse PCBs in oil matrix. It combines de-chlorination and hydrogenation in one system, using the same catalyst and under low temperatures. Catalysts and carrier gases are recyclable in industrial settings.
Oil-in-Water-in-Oil Multinanoemulsions for Templating Complex Nanoparticles
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have developed an oil-in-water-in-oil double nanoemulsions via a two-step high-energy method, and their use as templates for complex nanogels comprised of inner oil droplets encapsulated within a hydrogel matrix.
An environmentally friendly cotton waste upcycling technique
Recycling cotton waste to manufacturing high quality fibers