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CONSORTIUM RECEIVES AWARD, WILL STUDY DEEP SEA OIL DISPERSION

October 18, 2011 – The Research Board of the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GRI) awarded a consortium, which includes Georgetown University, a grant to study “The Science and Technology of Dispersants as Relevant to Deep Sea Oil Releases.” Dr. Vijay T. John of Tulane University serves as the lead investigator for the research consortium, which includes Georgetown among its twenty-two member institutions. Georgetown chemistry professor Richard G. Weiss will research “Phase Selective Uptake and Dispersion of Crude Oil from Water.” A three-year grant for $222,000 will support his work. In May 2010, British Petroleum committed to fund GRI with up to $500 million over ten years.

 

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