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Don’t be salty. Tiny tubes desalinate water one molecule at a time
Meni Wanunu, associate professor of physics, and his post doctoral student Robert Henley are using carbon nanotubes as a filter to desalinate water. Their new paper shows the method works better than any other existing process. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University

Don’t be salty. Tiny tubes desalinate water one molecule at a time

Only a tiny portion of water on Earth is drinkable, and it’s dwindling fast. But sipping seawater may be on the horizon.
The thrill of scientific discovery

The thrill of scientific discovery

Sir Richard Roberts delivered the keynote address at an event on campus that drew researchers in the area of DNA sequencing technology.
Nanopores promise cost savings in gene sequencing

Nanopores promise cost savings in gene sequencing

By applying nanopores to established next-generation gene-sequencing technologies, professor Meni Wanunu could help bring the price of a single genome to $100.
Gene sequencing at warp speed
Meni Wanunu

Gene sequencing at warp speed

Assistant professor of physics Meni Wanunu and colleagues design nanopore membranes for novel drug discovery and gene sequencing techniques.