Dr. Bruce Rittmann is a contributing author to the article "Photosynthetic Bioenergy Utilizing CO2: an approach on flue gases utilization for third generation biofuels" just accepted for publication in the Journal of Cleaner Production. Dr. Rittmann collaborated with former visiting scholar Sara Cuellar-Bermudez on the article which discusses the current state and future of microalgal biomass for biofuel production. Check out the article here.
Chen Zhou successfully defended his dissertation today, "The Versatile Roles of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria for Uranium Bioremediation." His committee members include Dr. Bruce Rittmann (chair), Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, and Dr. César Torres. Congratulations Chen!
Dr. Sudeep Popat will be presenting at The Electrochemical Society's (ECS) 225th Meeting in Orlando, FL. Dr. Popat will be presenting "Electrochemical Characterization Reveals Multiple Distinct Electron Transport Pathways in Anode Biofilms of Geobacter Sulfurreducens." Dr. Popat's contributing authors include Rachel Yoho, Dr. Cesar Torres and alumni Oluyomi Ajulo.
Chen Zhou, a PhD candidate in Environmental Engineering, will be defending his dissertation on Thursday, March 27, from 9-10am in the Biodesign conference room A10/14. The topic of Chen's dissertation is the versatile role of sulfur-reducing bacteria in uranium reduction and bioremediation. Good luck, Chen!
Aura Ontiveros-Valencia for successfully defending her dissertation today, "Ecological Interactions Among Nitrate-, Perchlorate-, and Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in Hydrogen-Fed Biofilm Reactors." Aura is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Sustainability. Her committee consists of Dr. Bruce Rittmann (co-chair), Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown (co-chair), and Dr. César Torres. Congratulations Aura!
"Effect of growth conditions on microbial activity and iron-sulfide production by Desulfovibrio vulgaris," authored by Chen Zhou and Dr. Bruce Rittmann, was recently accepted by the Journal of Hazardous Materials. The article explores how varying electron donor loading rates, pH, and iron-to-sulfate ratios affect sulfate reduction by Desulfovibrio vulgaris and the production of FeS solids. Congrats gentlemen!
Aura Ontiveros-Valencia will be defending her dissertation on Thursday, March 20, at 9 am in the Biodesign Auditorium. The topic of her defense is "Ecological Interactions Among Nitrate-, Perchlorate-, and Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in Hydrogen-Fed Biofilm Reactors." Aura is a student in the School of Sustainability, and her committee is co-chaired by Dr. Bruce Rittmann and Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown. Read her defense announcement here. Good luck, Aura!
Dr. Prathap Parameswaran will be presenting "Characterization of the simultaneous fermentation and anode respiration capabilities of the thermophilic Thermoanaerobacter pseudethanolicus in a Microbial Electrolysis Cell (MEC)" at the North American meeting of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (NA-ISMET). This is part of Dr. Parameswaran's ongoing work exploring new anode-respiring bacteria. NA-ISMET is being held May 13-15 at Penn State University.
Several SCEB members will be presenting posters at North American meeting of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (NA-ISMET). NA-ISMET is being held May 13-15 at Penn State University. The posters will include
Dr. Sudeep Popat has been selected to give a Young Investigators Presentation at ASM 2014. The presentation is titled "Unraveling the optimization of energy metabolism in members of Geobacteraceae during extracellular respiration." Contributors to this work also include SCEB members Rachel Yoho and César Torres and SCEB alumni Laura Rago. Congratulations Sudeep!