Michelle Young, a Ph.D. student in Environmental Engineering, presented at the fifth annual School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment's Graduate Student Research Symposium last Thursday. Michelle gave poster and oral presentations on "Microbial fuel cells detect differences in waste activated sludge pretreatment technologies." Michelle is working on research that
The Swette Center is excited to be participating in the fifth annual School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment's Graduate Student Research Symposium this Thursday, March 5, from 4-7:30 pm at ASU's College Avenue Commons on the Tempe Campus. Researchers representing environmental engineering, sustainability engineering, transportation engineering, civil engineering, and construction will be delivering posters and oral presentations on our latest research. Click here to see the flyer and here to see a map to the College Avenue Commons.
Dr. Bruce Rittmann will be attending 11th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies in Abu Dhabi on May 26-30, 2014. Not only is Dr. Rittmann a program committee core group member, he will be chairing the session on biofilm processes and presenting "Chemical, Microbiological, and Physical Structures of H2-Based Biofilms" on May 29.
The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Symposium is a highlight every semester in the Rittmann Lab and the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology. Our engineering undergraduate researchers present their work to their peers, faculty, friends and family. Here are a few photo's from the event held on April 11, 2014.
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.
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.
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!