Drs. Jamel Ali (FAMU-FSU) and Patrick Ymele-Leki Featured in C&EN for NSF-Funded Research

Chemical Engineering Alumnus Jamel Ali, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemical and biomedical engineering at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory partners with Patrick Ymele-Leki, Ph.D., interim chair and associate professor of chemical engineering on bacteria research funded by a total of over $1M in National Science Foundation grants. The pair were featured in a special issue of Chemical & Engineering News (c&en), a publication of the American Chemical Society (ACS), that celebrated 2021 Black Trailblazers in the chemical sciences and engineering.

Dr. Ali and Dr. Ymele-Leki are collaborating on two projects involving biofilms, the formation of bacterial communities and the development of nanoscale biological sensors. Both researchers will be using new specialized lab equipment that will enable them to investigate bacteria and their properties at the nanoscale level.

A full copy of the C&EN article, first issued in February 2021, is available here and was mentioned on the Howard University news page.