Posts Tagged ‘air quality’

Why Where You Live Can Impact Lung Health

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Why Where You Live Can Impact Lung Health Poor air quality where you live can increase risk for lung-related diseases like asthma and COPD, but Texas ChE research indicates it can even increase risk for obesity.

Sensor Network Could Change How Methane Emissions Are Detected

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Sensor Network Could Change How Methane Emissions Are Detected Project Astra, led by Dave Allen, is launching novel technology to revolutionize how methane leaks are found across oil and gas sites to minimize releases into the atmosphere.

Lydia Contreras Receives Norman Hackerman Award for Biosensor Research

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Lydia Contreras Receives Norman Hackerman Award for Biosensor Research

Lydia Contreras, assistant professor and the Chevron Centennial Teaching Fellow in Chemical Engineering, has been awarded a Norman Hackerman Award for her work to develop biosensors to monitor effects of environmental pollutants.

The annual award recognizes early-career researchers who have expanded the field and comes with a $100,000 prize. The highly competitive honor is named … Read the rest »

Hildebrandt Ruiz Research Group Teams Up With NASA For Air Pollution Study

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Hildebrandt Ruiz Research Group Teams Up With NASA For Air Pollution Study

Assistant Professor Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz and her research team have joined forces with NASA and 30 other research groupsĀ  to run an intense flight and ground-based air quality measurement campaign in Houston, Texas this September.

The campaign is part of a five-year, $30 million mission to improve the ability of satellites to monitor air quality … Read the rest »

Welcome Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz

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Welcome Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz New Assistant Professor Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz is an expert in atmospheric nanoparticles. Her work will improve air quality and human health, and influence environmental policies. Find out more about our newest faculty member