GEMS is a new Center of Excellence aiming to bridge fundamental surfactant science and engineering to practical manufacturing through high-throughput, environmentally-friendly, and effective processes. GEMS is the first center in the U.S. to focus on the environmentally-friendly preparation and use of green emulsions, micelles, and surfactants.

In an effort initially sponsored by industrial partner, VeruTEK, along with strong connections to the UConn Technology Park, initial participants bring together skills in nanomaterial synthesis, biomaterials, biocatalysis, computational modeling, and biosensors. Nearly a dozen Chemistry Department faculty also claim membership within the GEMS Center.

For more information, visit the GEMS Center.