Homeland Security Awards $2 Million Research Grant to Chemistry Dept.

The ETU Chemistry Department has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security. The research grant is being led by Organic Chemistry professor Dr. Jose Ramirez.

“This is a great opportunity for the university to contribute valuable research that may one day save lives,” said Dr. Ramirez.

The precise methods being studied by Dr. Ramirez’s team are secret, but the unclassified grant proposal suggests research into new methods of identifying and neutralizing toxic agents. Dr. XXXX indicated that at least some of the grant money would be used to upgrade equipment and safety apparatus in the main Organic Chemistry lab.