Professor Lutgarde Raskin delivered a keynote lecture on the role of biofilms in anaerobic biotechnologies for resource recovery from waste streams with a focus on anaerobic dynamic membrane bioreactors. This research was led by Tim Fairley in collaboration with Steve Skerlos. Professor Raskin also participated in a Panel Discussion on the Grand Challenges and Critical Needs for Biofilm Processes in the Water Sector with the other keynote speakers.
Shilva Shrestha, a PhD student in the Raskin research group, presented her dissertation research on the application of anaerobic dynamic membrane bioreactors to improve chain elongation technology.
Kate Dowdell, a PhD candidate in the Raskin research group, co-organized a pre-conference workshop on building plumbing biofilms with researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Science and Technology (EAWAG), the University of Poitiers, University of Sheffield, and the Norwegian Foundation for Industrial and Technical Research (SINTEF).