By: Deepthi Sanjiv, Times of India
Water Advanced Research and Innovation (WARI) Scholar Syed Ibrahim and his advisor, Dr. Arun Isloor, were recently profiled in The Times of India for their work to develop and distribute hand sanitizer. Ibrahim, currently a PhD student at the National Institute of Technology in Karnataka, was a WARI scholar at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln last year under Dr. Siamak Nejati in the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering. As part of its first batch, the school distributed nearly 400 bottles of hand sanitizer to the general public.
Also, Ibrahim and his collaborators recently published a paper in the journal Applied Polymer Materials.
In addition, Himanshu Kumar Khuntia, a WARI scholar from the inaugural class, recently co-authored a paper in the prestigious journal Science of the Total Environment. Khuntia helped several UNL engineers and DWFI faculty fellows on a National Pork Board project examining how method and timing of manure application impacted the fate and transport of manure-borne antibiotic resistance genes in runoff and soil.
The WARI program is a joint initiative between DWFI, UNL, the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum and Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India.