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 […]

PhD Candidate Jeseth Delgado Vela earns Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship

Posted on Mar 2, 2016

Jeseth Delgado Vela, PhD candidate in the Love research group, is a recipient of the 2016 Rackham Predoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship supports outstanding doctoral students who have achieved candidacy and are actively working on dissertation research and writing. It supports students working on dissertations that are unusually creative, ambitious and risk-taking. Congratulations Jeseth!

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!