Celebration of good practices in the lab

Posted on Apr 3, 2018

Congratulations to all winners! Best SOP- Yinyin Ye Yinyin did an excellent job curating and improving SOPs. Grateful Head- Juliana Huizenga Juliana always makes sure her hair is tied back to prevent personal injury. Fume Hood Hero – Enrique Rodriguez Enrique reminds us to keep the fume hood free and clear. This not only reduces […]

Postdoctoral fellow Dr. William Tarpeh inducted into the Bouchet Honor Society

Posted on Feb 2, 2018

Postdoctoral research fellow William Tarpeh is one of five inductees into the University of Michigan chapter of the Bouchet Honor Society, which recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Society is named for Edward Bouchet, the first African-American PhD recipient in the U.S […]

Graduate student Emily Crossette awarded U-M ITiMS fellowship

Posted on Jan 23, 2018

Congratulations to Emily Crossette for winning one of this year’s University of Michigan Integrated Training in Microbial Systems (ITiMS) fellowship! The Integrated Training in Microbial Systems (ITiMS) program awarded doctoral student Emily Crossette with a $10,000 mini-grant to evaluate the dynamics of antimicrobial resistant genes in manure management systems. The ITiMS program trains future scientists […]

Graduate Student Ernesto Martinez Paz Receives the Dow Master’s Fellowship

Posted on Jan 8, 2018

Graduate student Ernesto Martinez Paz earns the Dow Master’s Fellowship. Ernesto is co-advised by Dr. Krista R. Wigginton and Dr. Branko Kerkez, and his project is to find sustainable solutions applicable to the bigger problems currently faced by cities and their growing population, such as in food, energy, water, and transportation systems. He is excited to […]

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!

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 […]