Author: Amanda Grennell
Amanda completed her PhD in Chemistry as an NSF fellow at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) in 2017. She worked with Dr. Gordana Dukovic using ultrafast lasers to study the heck out of a system that can turn sunlight into fuel. As a senior editor for CU's graduate student-run blog,, Amanda got hooked on sharing the excitement and passion researchers have for science with a broad audience. She is now pursuing a career as a freelance science writer and fly fishing the wild streams of Western Montana. Connect @amandagrennell.

Trapping Lead Contamination in Its Tracks: Metal-Organic Frameworks

Aging infrastructure containing lead contaminates too many water sources in the US, and worldwide. For the first time, researchers have developed a material, based on a metal-organic framework, that almost instantaneously brings lead- and mercury-contaminated water to safe drinking levels. Could this be the next generation of water filters?