Department of Chemistry
Futuristic coating for hospital fabrics and activewear kills COVID and E. coli
UBC researchers have developed an inexpensive, non-toxic coating for almost any fabric that decreases the infectivity of the virus that causes COVID-19 by up to 90 per cent.
Feb 10, 2022
UBC chemist helps create new compostable coffee pod
New compostable pods made of specially engineered plant-based materials break down fully in 35 days in municipal composting.
Feb 22, 2021
Researchers closer to being able to change blood types
What do you do when a patient needs a blood transfusion but you don’t have their blood type in the blood bank? It’s a problem that scientists have been trying to solve for years but haven’t been able to find an economic solution – until now.
Apr 29, 2015
Chemists develop new way to make cost-effective material for electricity storage
University of British Columbia researchers have found a new way to make state-of-the-art materials for energy storage using a cheap lamp from the hardware store.
Mar 6, 2015