High-profile food recalls due to outbreaks of diseases like Salmonella shed light on a persistent problem for agriculture: contaminated irrigation water. Dr. Luo’s research, recently funded by USDA NIFA, will create biopolymer beads to clean wastewater for safer agricultural irrigation. Read the full story on UConn Today.
Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates (REEU) Award
Dr. Yangchao Luo (Program Director) and Dr. Loneneke Blackman Carr (Co-PD) received a $500K award from USDA to support the “Bridging the Gap II: Summer Experiential Learning in Food and Nutrition” project (2021-2026). This new project is built on our successful experience and positive results/feedback from students and participating institutions from our previous “Bridging the Gap Program I” project (2016-2019).
USDA-funded Research on Wastewater Treatment for Agricultural Irrigation
Dr. Yangchao Luo (Program Director) has received a funding award USDA to conduct his innovative project entitled “Engineering Biopolymer Beads for Simultaneous Removal of Chemical and Biological Pollutants in Wastewater for Agricultural Irrigation”.