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FILM: Tackling Two Global Challenges With One Innovative Solution

As a 2020 Schmidt Science Fellow, Andrea d’Aquino is pioneering a dual-purpose solution with potential to revolutionize healthcare and environmental protection.

Andrea’s story is one of resilience, innovation, and the relentless pursuit of knowledge to make a tangible difference in the world.

With a background in chemistry, Andrea pivoted to material science and engineering and is now developing hydrogel materials.

Fuelled by an interdisciplinary approach, this innovation not only aims to reduce the frequency of injections for diabetes patients but she also leverages the properties of hydrogels to protect lands from wildfires.