PhD student Shilva Shrestha won outstanding poster award

Posted on Oct 29, 2017

PhD candidate Shilva Shrestha was awarded with “Outstanding Poster Award” for her poster “Production of High-Value Chemicals From Urban Organic Waste Streams Using Anaerobic Bioreactor System” at the 15th IWA World Conference on Anaerobic Digestion (AD-15) held in Beijing, China, October 17-20, 2017. Photo: PhD candidate Shilva Shrestha (third from left) presented a poster on […]

PhD Students Heather Goetsch and Chia-Chen Wu Earn Rackham Predoctoral Fellowships

Posted on Mar 14, 2017

Doctoral students Heather Goetsch and Chia-Chen Wu were each selected to receive a Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship supports outstanding students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. It is intended to support those who are working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and risk-taking. Heather Goetsch is […]

PhD Student Yinyin Ye Receives ACS Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award

Posted on Mar 14, 2017

Doctoral student Yinyin Ye was selected to receive the 2017 Graduate Student Awards in Environmental Chemistry. This award recognizes graduate students who are working in environmental chemistry based on their transcripts, research publications, and a letter of recommendation from the faculty advisor. Yinyin Ye is working on enveloped virus inactivation; her advisor is Professor Krista […]

PhD Student Emily Crossette Awarded an Honorable Mention

Posted on Jul 15, 2016

PhD Student Emily Crossette was awarded an Honorable Mention for her poster “The forms and persistence of antimicrobial resistance genes (ARG) in dairy farm manure treatment processes” at the 2016 Environmental Sciences: Water Gordon  Research Conference. Congratulations!

Professors Wigginton and Clack lead effort to prevent airborne transmission of diseases

Posted on Feb 24, 2016

Assistant Professor Krista Rule Wigginton (Co-I), in collaboration with Research Associate Professor Herek Clack (PI), has recently received funding from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to study the potential of a non-thermal plasma (NTP) for preventing the airborne transmission of diseases that can impact livestock, such has high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). […]

Master student Pin-Hsuan Chang receives the Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship

Posted on Dec 4, 2015

Pin-Hsuan Chang was awarded the Chia-Lun Lo Fellowship, which assists outstanding students in Rackham programs who have earned a previous degree from a university in Taiwan. Chang is co-advised by Wigginton and Associate Professor Terese Olson. Source from CEE

Ph.D. student Yinyin Ye earns International Student Fellowship

Posted on Dec 2, 2015

Ph.D. Student Yinyin Ye, advised by Professor Krista Wigginton, recently won a Rackham International Student Fellowship. The Rackham International Student Fellowship supports international students who have a strong academic record and demonstrate outstanding academic and professional promise. Source from CEE

Ph.D. students Chia-Chen Wu, Jeseth Delgado-Vela, and Yinyin Ye will give talks at ACS National Meeting

Posted on Jul 11, 2015

At the coming 250th ACS National Meeting & Exposition (August 16-20, 2015, Boston), Ph.D. student Chia-Chen Wu will present on “Effect of Chlorinated Phenol in Point-of-Use Drinking Water Filters on Antibiotic Resistance and Opportunistic Pathogens”, and Yinyin Ye will demonstrate her work on “Methods for the Detection of Infective Enveloped Viruses in Municipal Wastewater”. Both […]

Krista Wigginton Received an Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Posted on May 4, 2015

Congratulations to Krista for receiving an Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech on April 23. Krista earned her Master’s Degree in 2004, and her Ph.D. Degree in 2008 from Virginia Tech. Krista with her Ph.D. advisor Peter Vikesland at the Awards Banquet at Virginia Tech.

Investigating Contaminants in Urine-Based Fertilizer

Posted on Aug 15, 2014

August, 2014 Postdoc Rebecca Lahr, Professor Krista Wigginton, and Professor Nancy Love are spearheading a new study on the microbial diversity of human urine used for crop fertilizer. Collaborators at the Rich Earth Institute in Brattleboro, VT are already using human urine as a source of phosphorous and nitrogen to nourish their crops. However, much […]