A solution to reverse Amazon rainforest deforestation is being explored by Wake Forest researchers by creating a new and more effective version of biochar made from native bamboos. Biochar is a kind of fertilizer made by smoldering agricultural plant waste in a specially designed, zero-oxygen kiln.
Sophomore Hannah Martin and Patricia Dos Santos, an associate professor of chemistry, are tackling the problem of how to target harmful bacteria while sparing beneficial bacteria that make it possible for humans to live healthy lives.
Thanks to the largest fundraising year in University history, Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest has raised more than $402 million of the $600 million Reynolda Campus goal, making it possible for students like Sarah Millsaps ('16) to say "yes" to Wake Forest.
From improving the lives of people suffering from debilitating diseases to turning waves in the Reynolds gym pool into electricity, Wake Forest researchers raised the bar of scientific excellence yet again during the 2013-2014 academic year.
Wake Forest Chemist Amanda Jones is the recipient of the National Science Foundation's prestigious Career Award. Jones will use the $390,000 in award funding to study powerful and environmentally friendly gold catalysts for use in the pharmaceutical industry.