UD scientists and collaborators issue urgent call to action on plastics pollution
People lived without plastic until the last century or so, but most of us would find it hard to imagine how.
Plastics now are everywhere in our lives, providing low-cost convenience and other benefits in countless applications. They can be shaped to almost any task, from wispy films to squishy children’s toys and hard-core components. They have shown themselves vital in medicine and have been pivotal in the global effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past 16 months.
Plastics seem indispensable these days.
Unfortunately for the long-term, they are also nearly indestructible. Our planet now bears the weight of more than seven billion tons of plastics, with more being produced every day. An ever-growing waste stream clogs our landfills, pollutes our waterways and poses an urgent crisis for our planet… Continue reading....
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the induction of LaShanda Korley, Ph.D., Distinguished Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware, to its College of Fellows.
Election to the AIMBE College of Fellows is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to a medical and biological engineer. The College of Fellows is comprised of the top two percent of medical and biological engineers. College membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to “engineering and medicine research, practice, or education” and to “the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of medical and biological engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to bioengineering education.”
Dr. Korley was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows for “outstanding contributions to bio-inspired materials design and manufacturing.“...