Simulating oil spills in the lab

Piero Gardinali

Dr. Piero Gardinali, professor within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, shares on the Academic Minute how oil spills can be simulated in a lab.

The Deepwater Horizon rig released gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, which made it one of the most massive oil spills in history.

Take a listen to the Academic Minute podcast to hear how Dr. Gardinali and his team of researchers were the first to best simulate the conditions of the aftermath of the spill in a controlled laboratory environment.