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UH Chemist Developing Materials to Detect, Repel E. Coli

June 15, 2011

image of e. coli A University of Houston chemist who is developing materials for detecting and repelling E. coli has published papers in two high-impact journals this month. Prolific in inventing new and smart materials such as these, Rigoberto Advincula has compiled an impressive record as a leading polymer, thin films and nanomaterials researcher. Image by Janice Haney Carr, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Full Story

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