New funding of up to $196,045 is received from USDA-NIFA for the project Evaluating The Use of Oleic Acid for Reducing Pain And Improving Wound Healing In Male Piglets Following Surgical Castration (in collaboration with Dr. C. Bird, Department of Animal Sciences, NDSU). This work begins on May, 15th, 2022 and is for two years. This is a new research project aiming developing plant oil-based oleogels and their application for piglets wound healing.
New funding of up to $46,582 is received from North Dakota Corn Utilization Council for the project Single-Component Corn-Based Bioplastics for Food Packaging Applications. This work begins on July,1,2022 and is for one year. This is a new research project targeting new bioplastics from single component polymeric materials based on corn protein and corn oil
New funding of up to $40,762 is received from North Dakota Soybean Council for the project Soy-Based Biodegradable Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives. This work begins on July, 1, 2022 and is for one year. This is a new research project aiming to develop, characterize and test new soy-based pressure-sensitive adhesives for packaging applications in food and health industries.