Congratulations to recent Environmental Biotechnology Award Recipients!

Several members of the Environmental Biotechnology Group recently received awards and fellowships!

Avery Carlson received the Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC)’s Martha Hahn Memorial Award, which is presented to the highest-rated abstract in the Municipal Symposium track. Avery received the award for his paper, “Troubleshooting Long-term Biofouling by Dispersed Bacteria in Full-scale Membrane Bioreactor.”

Shilva Shrestha received the Water Environment Federation (WEF) Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship for significant accomplishments in promoting awareness and understanding of water environment issues. Shilva’s research involves the recovery of medium chain carboxylic acids (MCCAs) from diverse organic waste streams such as food waste, with heavy emphasis on brewery waste.


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Dr. Lutgarde Raskin honored with IWA Ardern-Lockett award

Dr. Lutgarde Raskin was honored with the Ardern-Lockett award at the International Water Association’s 2019 Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering Specialist Conference (MEWE2019). The award recognizes outstanding contributions to research and practice in the field of Microbial Ecology and Water Engineering. Dr. Raskin’s work strives to use sustainable design approaches to understand and improve the engineered water cycle microbiome.


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Congratulations to Dr. Glen Daigger!

Dr. Glen Daigger has been elected a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. Foreign Member is the very highest honor bestowed on engineers by China as it is exceptionally rare to be elected as a Foreign Member. Professor Daigger is a leader of the environmental engineering field who has made significant contributions to the field by growing trans-Pacific collaborations between the US and Chinese environmental engineering communities over his illustrious career in industry and academia. At the University of Michigan, he has been a driving force behind new strategic engagements between the university and Chinese universities including the recently announced 3-2 Accelerated Masters Program with Tsinghua University’s School of the Environment.


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