Devin Angevine, 5th year PhD student in Prof. Benedict's group
My research centers around the utilization of crystal engineering to transform the notorious active pharmaceutical ingredient nicotine into a safer, more stable and tunable solid-state material through the use of US FDA generally recognized as safe (GRAS) substances. By crystallizing liquid nicotine with GRAS listed components and engineering these materials to safely degrade, we are able to eliminate the current pitfalls associated with nicotine products and deliver a safer and tunable material to the end user.
The close friendships, comradery, and supportive environment from my PI has made UB a place of great academic and scientific growth.
Outside of the lab I enjoy hiking and exploring nature with family or friends.