Jesus Fernandez-Bayo's Lab Wins UC Davis Lab Safety Award
UC Davis Safety Service's annual Lab Safety Awards are part of campus' commitment to recognizing labs with a strong safety emphasis who are doing their part to think safe, act safe and be safe. The winner for College of Engineering, Jesus Dionisio Fernandez-Bayo, is a newer PI beginning research in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.
Fernandez-Bayo's lab is studying how organic waste can be used as a biopesticide, and provide an alternative for farmers who are forced to use harsh chemicals, many of which are banned for the risks they pose to health and safety. His work helps reframe waste as a valuable resource, and will improve both the lives of farmers and the state of the agricultural industry.