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). […]
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.
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 […]
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, 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, 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.”
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 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
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 […]
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!