Dr. Yongli Wager co-chairs panel on AI's role in microplastic pollution

In April, Project 2 Co-Lead Dr. Yongli Wager participated in a panel discussion about AI’s role in addressing microplastics in waterways hosted by The Midwest Big Data Innovation Hub. The panel discussion featured experts in environmental toxicology, microplastics research, and artificial intelligence applications for environmental solutions. Dr. Wager was accompanied by Dr. Andrés Para from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center and Rachel Z. Miller, founder of Cora Ball & Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean.

Dr. Yongli Wager is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University. Dr. Wager is co-PI on CLEAR Project 2, which focuses on real-time monitoring and remediation of vapor intrustion. Her research also focuses on water treatment and water quality, and has been funded by NSF, EPA, NIEHS, DOE, Microsoft, Great Lakes Protection Fund, and Great Lakes Water Authority. Dr. Wager's microplastic research includes understanding the fate and transport of microplastics in natural and engineered water systems, developing high throughput microplastics sensing technologies, developing data tools to identify sources and pathways of waste plastics entering into the environment, and conducting community outreach campaigns to reduce plastic pollution.

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