NSF awards Dr. Shuai a $550K grant to study photo-catalytic transformation of persistent organic contaminants

July 02, 2018

Dr. Danmeng Shuai is the principal investigator of a recently awarded three-year, $549,546 National Science Foundation grant for the project “Integrated Experimental and Computational Studies for Understanding the Interplay of Photoreactive Materials and Persistent Contaminants.”  The purpose of the project is to understand the photo-catalytic transformation of persistent organic contaminants in a natural aquatic environment.  Dr. Shuai’s collaborators on the project are Dr. Hanning Chen (GW Department of Chemistry) and Dr. Nan Jiang (University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Chemistry).  The grant was awarded under NSF’s Environmental Chemical Sciences Program, and Dr. Shuai's share of the grant is $310,000.