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). […]

Top paper of 2015 in Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology

Posted on Feb 17, 2016

Professor Wigginton, PhD student Yinyin Ye, and previous master student Miles Ellenberg’s paper “Emerging investigators series: the source and fate of pandemic viruses in the urban water cycle” was named one of the top papers from 2015 in ES:WR&T. Congratulations! You can find the paper here.

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 […]

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

Nadine Kotlarz presents at the IWA Biofilm conference in Switzerland

Posted on Sep 4, 2015

Nadine Kotlarz, Sarah Haig, and Professor Lut Raskin attended the IWA Biofilm conference in Arosa, Switzerland.  Nadine presented the group’s work, titled “Environmental Mycobacteria in Chloraminated Drinking Water.”

WEF Highlights article on UM urine diversion project

Posted on Sep 4, 2015

A WEF Highlights article features the urine collection event held on the UM central campus on April 1, 2015 and the work that the UM team is a part of regarding urine-derived fertilizers.  Check out the article here!

Professor Wigginton interviewed on Science Friday regarding the future of Peecycling

Posted on Sep 4, 2015

Professor Krista Wigginton was a guest on the radio show Science Friday discussing the use of source-separated urine as a fertilizer. Check it out here!

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 […]

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!