Dr. Bruce Rittmann, Dr. César Torres, and Dr. Prathap Parameswaran collaborated with colleagues in the Arizona State University's School of Matter, Transport, and Energy to publish "Improved current and power density with a micro-scale microbial fuel cell due to a small characteristic length" in Biosensors and Bioelectronics. The article focuses on using micro-scale microbial fuel cells (MFCs) using a small characteristic length to achieve some of the highest power densities to date. Check it out here!
Alex Zevin was awarded a travel scholarship to present a poster at the 8th annual Algae Biomass Summit in San Diego on September 29-October 2. His poster focuses on microbial community interactions between heterotrophic bacteria in Synechocystis communties.
Several SCEB members and alumni contributed to "Uranium removal and microbial community in a H2-based membrane biofilm reactor," an article published in Water Research. The article focuses on uranium removal using membrane biofilm reactors (MBfRs) and its effects on microbial community. The article also discusses how the presence of sulfate shifts the composition of the microbial community. Authors include Dr. Chen Zhou, Dr. Aura Ontiveros-Valencia, Alex Zevin, Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, and Dr. Bruce Rittmann. Check it out here!
Congratulations to Binh Nguyen for successfully defending his proposal, "Optimizing biomass growth and fatty acid production of Synechocystissp. Pcc6803 by controlling light intensity, pH, and inorganic carbon concentration." Binh is a student in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. His committee includes committee chair Dr. Bruce Rittmann, Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown, and Dr. Paul Westerhoff.