SMART Biomaterials for Biofuels Production

Dr. Mendenhall’s Smart Biomaterials for Biofuels Production lab focuses on synthesis and electrospinning of biomaterials and natural polymers such as cellulose. Using the termite as a model, we use “smart” fibers to identify simple sugar and produce bioethanol.


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Dr. Mendenhall giving a lab demonstration about solution concentration.


HARP summer pre-freshman students (from left to right, Dr.Mendenhall, Jordyn Tagoe, Amir Hobson, and Dakeldrick Dismuke).



Fluorescent microscope image of "smart" Paper prepared via electrospinning and labeled with fluorescently green molecules.