UNR Highlights: Desert Bio-Fuels

Dr. Hongfei Lin is studying plants that grow in dry climates that can be used for creating biofuels. This is ideal for a state like Nevada that has plenty of unused space, but not very much water. Hongfei and other professors are working together to find ways to create sustainable chemical production, including fuel chemicals, …

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UNR Highlights: Storing Hydrogen with Super-Bases

Dr. Chandra Pushes Atoms to their limits. Dr. Dhanesh Chandra has been working with Lithium Nitride for almost 30 years at UNR. What is Lithium Nitride for you ask? It is an alloy that has very good performance for storing Hydrogen atoms (aka, a “super-base”). This can have many practical uses such as extracting and …

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UNR Highlights: Shaking Things Up

Dr. Keri Ryan and Earthquake Research at UNR Dr. Keri Ryan is fully engaged in researching ways to make buildings more resilient to earthquakes. She believes that if we can find ways to make buildings withstand earthquakes, we can greatly reduce death tolls. Dr. Ryan has done research in Japan so that she could use …

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