James Yonts obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering and is now pursing a Master’s degree

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

Just like James Tan, Shilva Shrestha, and many others, James Yonts found gratification in exerting himself as a researcher in the Biotechnology Research group (working with Nadine Kotlarz and Prof. Lut Raskin) and has decided to further his studies in Environmental Engineering. After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering (for which he is walking […]

James Tan has succesfully completed his Environmental Engineering Bachelor and will start a PhD in Chemical Engineering

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

James Tan, an undergraduate researcher with Tara Clancy, Raghav Reddy, and Prof. Lut Raskin, has successfully completed his Bachelor’s in Environmental Engineering. Although we are sad to see him go, we are delighted to announce that James will be pursuing a PhD in Chemical Engineering with Prof. Nina Lin. We know we’ll hear great things […]

PhD student Nicole Rockey earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Nicole Rockey, a PhD student with Prof. Lut Raskin, is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). As the oldest graduate fellowship of its kind, the GRFP has a long history of selecting recipients who achieve high levels of success in their future academic and professional […]

Shilva Shrestha joins Environmental Biotechnology

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

When performing part of her Master’s research at the University of Michigan as an exchange student, Shilva Shrestha has shown dedication and the ability to deliver excellent work. She has since graduated from the University of Hawaii with a Master’s degree in Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, and we are glad to announce that she has […]

PhD student Emily Crossette earns NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

Emily Crossette, member of the Raskin research group, earns the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. This competitive fellowship provides funding for three years in graduate education. NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. Congratulations, Emily, for receiving such a prestigious fellowship!

PhD candidate Caroline Van Steendam becomes an ITiMS fellow

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

Caroline Van Steendam, PhD candidate in the Raskin research group, is a recipient of the Integrated Training in Microbial Systems (ITiMS) fellowship. This fellowship aims to train future scientists who will design and implement novel prevention, diagnostic, and treatment strategies stemming from a deep understanding of the impact of microbial communities on human and environmental […]

Biotech paper one of most accessed articles of Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol. in 2015

Posted on Apr 9, 2016

The following paper by former PhD student Adam Smith and Professors Skerlos and Raskin was one of Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology Most Accessed Articles 2015. Anaerobic membrane bioreactor treatment of domestic wastewater at psychrophilic temperatures ranging from 15 °C to 3 °C, A. L. Smith, S. J. Skerlos and L. Raskin, Environ. Sci.: […]

Biotech paper cited in Science

Posted on Apr 4, 2016

A biotech paper “Metagenomic Evidence for the Presence of Comammox Nitrospira-Like Bacteria in a Drinking Water System” (DOI: 10.1128/mSphere.00054-15) is cited in Science Magazine. Even though nitrification is generally accepted to require two separate groups of microorganisms, the Science paper “The Do-It-All Nitrifier” (DOI: 10.1126/science.aad9839) summarizes the results from a series of recent papers that […]

Investigating the Sustainability of Arsenic Disposal in Bangladesh: Video

Posted on Jan 3, 2016

The Environmental Biotechnology Group investigated the sustainability of arsenic removal from drinking water in Bangladesh, a country highly affected by arsenic in groundwater. Disposal methods for arsenic bearing wastes include utilizing specific microbiology that has been suggested as a means to transform arsenic species, but this claim has never been tested. This video was submitted […]

MSE student Sean Murphy receives Dow Master’s Fellowship

Posted on May 26, 2015

Sean Murphy, affiliated with professor Raskin’s research group while pursuing a Master’s degree in environmental engineering, receives Dow Master’s Fellowship. The research project involves a developing housing for the slums in India. Good luck and congratulations Sean!