Welcome new Biotech members!

Posted on Aug 29, 2018

We are excited to welcome all new Biotech members (and a late welcome to all who joined us this summer)! -Adelaide Nieguitsila – Visiting scholar from Gabon working with Lut Raskin -Alyssa Schubert – Florida State – Masters student in Environmental Engineering working with Nancy Love -Ariel Roy – Undergraduate Civil & Environmental Engineering student […]

Biotech members PhD dissertation defenses!

Posted on Aug 28, 2018

Heather Goetsch successfully defended her dissertation on Friday August 24 – congratulations Heather!!   Zhong Qiao will defend on Thursday September 6 @ 3pm! -Zhong also recently had a paper accepted to ES&T – congratulations Zhong!  

Multiple awards to Environmental Biotech students!

Posted on May 15, 2018

Within the past couple of months, a number of our students have received prestigious awards! Congratulations to: Hollie Adejumo – U-M International Institute Individual Fellowship Kate Dowdell – NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Heather Goetsch – AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowship

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 […]

Raskin Group Congratulates Recent Graduates and Welcomes New Members!

Posted on Nov 5, 2017

The Raskin Group has recently graduated several members and added new members! Congratulations to: Dr. Nadine Kotlarz – graduated with Ph.D. in Civil & Environmental Engineering and now has a postdoctoral research position at North Carolina State University! James Yonts – graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering and is now […]

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 […]