Find out about the remarkable research achievements by our professors and their teams.

Earth and Environmental Sc.
Professor Brett Walker
Earth and Environmental Sc.

Studying ocean carbon reservoirs to predict climate change

The ocean is a mystery to us, yet it provides many opportunities to teach us about the world and how it works. Professor Brett Walker’s research uncovers an important aspect of how the ocean influences our climate.
Physics
Professors Jeff Lundeen and Robert Boyd, and Postdoctoral Fellow Orad Reshef
Physics

Tired of your camera bump?

Scientists reveal a radical new way to make your camera superthin.
Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Aaron Smith
Mathematics and Statistics

A new algorithm to seriate noisy data

Archeologists and other scientists sometimes have to seriate data, i.e., arrange the data in a sequence according to prescribed criteria.

Chemistry and Biomolecular Sc.
Professor Roberto Chica
Chemistry and Biomolecular Sc.

Using structural ensembles to design more efficient biocatalysts

Due to their high catalytic efficiency and biodegradability, enzymes are used to accelerate reactions in a wide range of industrial processes such as pharmaceutical synthesis and food processing.
Biology
Professor Allyson MacLean and undergraduate student Monique Power
Biology

Please pass the salad - Edible vaccines produced in lettuce

Two words: edible vaccines. They may seem like a pipe dream, but Department of Biology Professor Allyson MacLean and undergraduate researcher Monique Power have accomplished the first steps in bringing an edible vaccine to life … using the humble lettuce!