VIDEO: New coating for ships would repel organisms that build up on hulls

Video: Division of Research

Dr. Karen Wooley and graduate students in the Wooley Laboratory have developed an anti-biofouling polymer coating for ships that is nontoxic and preserves the health of the ocean and port environments.

Wooley’s 30-member research group spans seven distinct project areas and manages an annual budget of more than $1.5 million. The lab features graduate students and postdocs, as well as undergraduates — each responsible for a variety of roles critical to myriad research projects sponsored by the likes of the National Science Foundation, The Welch Foundation, the Office of Naval Research and the National Institutes of Health, among others.

To learn more about innovations coming out of the Wooley Laboratory, visit the Wooley Research Group.