Marine pollution is an erupting global crisis. A first step in solving this crisis is monitoring marine debris. In concert with Ball Aerospace, we developed an in-water fluorometer that detects plastic pollutants using LED excitation and photodiode detection. Our data will motivate the development of in-situ sensors to monitor plastic transport and validate future LIDAR-based flight instruments.


Ball Aerospace


Jianliang Xiao

Team Members

  • Sydney Koehler
  • Emalee Takashima
  • Peter Daichman
  • Tyson Trofino
  • Alexandra Todd
  • Cole Radetich
  • Palmer Dick-Montez
  • Miles Sanders
  • Sebastian Bouckenooghe

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