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How STEM can save the planet

How STEM can save the planet

Saving the Planet with Science

Clean, safe water is a foundation for good health. Without it, the threats of environmental damage and human and animal illness loom large.

A Chemical Engineer who has worked in the pharmaceutical industry, she completed a PhD in Biotechnology in DCU and now works on several approaches to keep water safe. They include projects to understand the impact of plastic waste in oceans and rivers and to clean wastewater from industry in an environmentally friendly way.

“Water pollution is a major issue for humans around the world,” says Jenny. “We can use scientific studies to understand the causes and impacts of those problems and develop new technologies to ensure that our oceans, rivers and drinking water are the best they can be for our health and the environment.”

Dr Jenny Lawler, Lecturer in Bioprocess Engineering, Dublin City University. PhD in Biotechnology, DCU.

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Article brought to you by "A World of Opportunities: How Science, Technology and Engineering are Transforming the Careers of the Future" published by Dublin City University. 

Dr Jenny Lawler Lecturer in Bioprocess Engineering