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Andrew Dickerson
Dickerson

Microplastics are tiny plastic particles that can cause big problems when they enter the water supply. Exposure to microplastic pollution can pose health risks such as respiratory and digestive problems, increased risk of diabetes, and disrupted sleep.

Andrew Dickerson, an assistant professor of mechanical, aerospace and biomedical engineering, explores microplastic movement by studying how tiny water-walking insects are pushed underwater by raindrops. Read more about his research at The Conversation.

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