In the news: UC World Food Challenge

Evaluating the use of hygroscopic salts to store and keep produce safe and fresh earned Umayr Sufi and his lab at UC Davis an award from the UC wide World Food Center challenge.

I <3 Viruses

In the “science is seren’diptous” series, we continue to look at the amazing systems in the world of biology. We go into viruses this time, exploring how they aren’t all bad, and can actually help a human survive.

Furan fun : “water on”

On the pursuit of knowledge.. we find our selves in yet another green chemistry concept : using water as a solvent instead of other organic solvents in reactions. Does water help? Is it better? How is it “green chemistry”? We explore this in our latest article in the “furan fun” series, a continuation of the SIS exploration.

Furan fun : holy microwave

On the pursuit of knowledge, Umayr Sufi posts an update to green chemistry research involving furan.

Furan fun – research at

On the pursuit of knowledge, reveals it’s current research work surrounding green chemistry.