The CSCC began as a research project from a chemical engineering student at North Carolina State University. We have now transitioned from a small scale research project to the Crude Spill Cleaning Company, in hopes of procuring funding and continuing to explore ways of improving outcomes for wildlife affected by oil spills.
Raised in Lumberton, North Carolina, Raegan Reeves followed her grandfather’s footsteps to the NC State University College of Engineering in 2016 after earning an invitation to the prestigious Goodnight Scholars Program, dedicated to elevating the state’s best young STEM talent.
Her years of undergraduate research – coupled with rich, hands-on lab experience at Troxler Electronic Laboratories in the Triangle – culminated in 2020 with the creation of Crude Spill Cleaning Co., an innovative breakthrough solution to a paradox: Why are animal rescue specialists still using petroleum-based products to protect animals from the petroleum that’s harming them in the first place?
At the urging of her mentor, Dr. Robert Troxler, an inductee into the NCSU Electrical Engineering Hall of Fame, Raegan set out to solve this dilemma. While traditional detergent-based solutions contain petroleum, thereby increasing the demand for oil, Crude Spill Cleaning’s solvent is oil-free – and removes nearly three times more oil from feathers than dish detergent.
Dr. Robert Troxler
Dr. Troxler has a B.S in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was inducted into the NCSU Electrical Engineering Hall of Fame in 2018 and is currently the Director of Advanced Technologies in the research department at Troxler Electronic Labs in Research Triangle Park, NC.
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