Welcome to NDSU Research and Creative Activity
Shape students’ futures. Generate new discoveries. Build economic opportunities for the region. Research and creative activity at North Dakota State University serve as catalysts of opportunity.
Building a better shampoo with soybeans? Research of Dr. Andriy Voronov and Dr. Bret Chisholm at NDSU is featured on Agweek TV. The coatings researchers developed a soybean-oil based surfactant that is less toxic to the environment. Surfactants are used in many personal care products and cleaning agents.
Researchers, including then graduate student Andriy Popadyuk, found the soybean-oil-based formulation to improve cleansing action and other properties. The research has been featured in consumer products media. The North Dakota Soybean Council and United Soybean Board provided research funding.