Dr. Bruce Rittmann will be receiving Washington Unversity's School of Engineering and Applied Science Engineering Alumni Achievement Award on Thursday, April 23. Dr. Rittmann graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1974. Congratulations Dr. Rittmann!
Congratulations to Binh Nguyen for being awarded an ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association travel grant to attend the 249th American Chemical Society's National Meeting and Exposition in Denver on
Dr. Bruce Rittmann has been honored with the inagural International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME)/International Water Association (IWA) BioCluster Award. Learn more about it in this video!
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.
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!
Congratulations to Dr. Sudeep Popat, who was named Biodesign Employee of the Quarter for this quarter. Dr. Popat was nominated for Employee of the Quarter for his leadership in designing and implementing SCEB's websites. Congrats Sudeep!
Michelle Young has been selected to receive an AZ Water Scholarship during the Arizona Water Association's 87th Annual Water Conference on May 8, 2014. Michelle is a Ph.D. student in environmental engineer whose research focuses on nutrient and energy recovery from wastewater.
The Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology announced that Annika Faucon, Denton Holzer and Sanya Mehta have been awarded the 2014-2015 Swette Undergraduate Sustainability Internships. The internships allow junior and seniors in science and engineering to participate in established research projects. These projects encourage sustainable solutions to societal issues through scientific advancements. Annika will be working with the photobioenergy team to explore microbial communities in photobioreactors. Denton's research will focus on understanding hydrolysis mechanisms, which plays a critical role in wastewater applications. Sanya will be researching bioremediation using membrane biofilm reactors (MBfRs). Congratulations to the new interns!
Congratulations to several undergraduate researchers who have been awarded Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) scholarships for Fall 2014. Brendan Cahill's research focuses on understanding the roles of heterotrophic bacteria in photobioreactor microbial communities. Mikaela Stadie's research is providing insight into how different catalysts affect peroxide production at the cathode chamber in fuel cells. Allison Snodgrass is exploring the role of biofilms in biofuel production. Alan Proctor is researching bioremediation of hydrocarbons. Emily Bondank's research focuses on bioremediation using dechlorinating bacteria. The FURI program encourages undergraduate students to expand their engineering experience through hands on experience through research.