It's a busy week for SCEB members. Some members are attending Battelle's Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds in Monterey, CA. Check back for highlights!
Here are some highlights from last week's North American meeting of the International Society for Microbial Electrochemistry and Technology (NA-ISMET) at Penn State University.
Several SCEB members attended the American Society for Microbiology's general meeting in Boston, MA, this week. Here are some highlights... Check back for more updates!
Dr. Dae-Wook Kang was recently interviewed by the American Society of Microbiology's media services about his research in understanding the link between human gut microbiota and gastro-intestinal issues in autistic children. The interview coincides with Dr. Kang presenting his research at ASM 2014. Dr. Kang was also part of a live and online discussion panel discussing his research on the
Check out the article here! Check out the interview here!
Burcu Yavuz has had the article "Receiver-Operating Characteristics Analysis: A New Approach to Predicting the Presence of Pathogens in Surface Waters" accepted in Environmental Science & Technology. The article discusses the use of receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) methods to determine the presence of fecal contamination indicating microorganisms.
Congratulations to Sara Carey, who is graduating with her M.S.E. in Environmental Engineering on May 13. Sara has been working in SCEB for the last two years on membrane biofilm reactors (MBfRs) research and was the teaching assistant for the last year for CEE 361 Introduction to Environmental Engineering with Dr. Bruce Rittmann and Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown. Congrats Sara!
Congratulations to Jose Juareguai, who will be graduating with his B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering during ASU's general commencement on May 14. Jose has been volunteering in SCEB for more than a year. He has been working with Dr. Prathap Parameswaran on understanding hydrolysis in wastewater treatment processes. After graduation, Jose will begin his new job with Freeport-McMoRan. Congrats Jose!
Congratulations to Taek Gul Nam, who is graduating with this B.S. in Chemical Engineering. Taek Gul has been volunteering in SCEB for more than two years. Taek Gul has been working with Alex Zevin to research microbial ecology in photobioreactors. Congrats Taek Gul!
The Swette Center's membrane biofilm reactor (MBfR) team, along with partners CDM-Smith, has been award the Grand Prize for Research by American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) as part of the 2014 Excellence in Environmental Engineering Awards competition. The project focuses on producing drinking water through biological remediation of nitrate and perchlorate from groundwater using MBfRs. SCEB's team members include current members Dr. Bruce Rittmann and Dr. Aura Ontiveros-Valencia and alumni Dr. He-Ping Zhao and Dr. Youneng Tang. Read more here!