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!

MSE student Ben Kunstman joins Environmental Biotechnology

Posted on May 26, 2015

Ben Kunstman, who is pursuing a dual Master’s degree with the school of natural resources and environment (SNRE) and the college of engineering, joined the Environmental Biotechnology group. Welcome to the team, Ben!

Samayyah Williams awarded MWEA Antenore C. Butch Davanzo Scholarship

Posted on May 22, 2015

Samayyah Williams, Masters student in the Love research group, wins the Antenore C. Butch Davanzo scholarship. Congratulations Sam!

Krista Wigginton Received an Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Posted on May 4, 2015

Congratulations to Krista for receiving an Outstanding Young Alumni Award from the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech on April 23. Krista earned her Master’s Degree in 2004, and her Ph.D. Degree in 2008 from Virginia Tech. Krista with her Ph.D. advisor Peter Vikesland at the Awards Banquet at Virginia Tech.

UM Environmental Biotech welcomes new members this summer

Posted on May 4, 2015

Zerihun Alemayehu, Emily Crossette, Nicole Rockey, and Sara Troutman will be joining the Environmental Biotechnology group this summer. Nicole and Emily will join both the Raskin and Wigginton groups; Sara and Zerihun will be joining the Love group. Welcome to you all!

Congratulations to our 2015 graduates!

Posted on May 4, 2015

Master’s students Nigel Beaton, Miles Ellenberg, Pedro Puente, Raghav Reddy, and Ho-Zhen Chen graduated from the Environmental Engineering program. Congratulations and best of luck to you all!