► Environmental Engineering Faculty News
1. Dr. Tim Keener Finishes Fulbright Appointment
Dr. Tim Keener finished his Fulbright appointment to Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand at the end the spring semester. During his time there, he developed novel filtration methods for filtering algae from water and removing turbidity. The following paper was presented, “Turbidity Removal by Centrifugal Microfiltration,” Narunat Sewiwat, Thunyalux Ratpukdi, and Tim C. Keener, Khon Kaen University 6th International Engineering Conference 2016; "Engineering and Technology for Better Living," August 3 - 5, 2016, Khon Kaen, Thailand.2. University Fellow Awards given to ENVE Faculty.
2. Dr. James Uber is now Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biomedical, Chemical, and Environmental Engineering effective June 1, 2016.
► Environmental Engineering Student News
1. Graduate Student awarded Ellen Gonter Environmental Chemistry Award
Xiaodi Duan, an ENVE graduate student studying under Dr. Dionysiou Dionysiou, received an C. Ellen Gonter Environmental Chemistry Award. As part of this award, she attended the ACS fall meeting in Philadelphia in August 2016 and gave a presentation entitled, “Destruction of Iodinated Pharmaceuticals by UV-254 nm Based Technologies”. Xiaodi received a $1,000 cash award at the Environmental Division Dinner.
2. ENVE Graduate Student Awarded 2016 Air Quality Research and Study Scholarship Award
Keerthi Palanisamy, an ENVE graduate student studying under Dr. George Sorial received the 2016 Air Quality Research and Study Scholarship Award from the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA). She won first place in the Student Poster Competition at the 109th Annual Conference and Exhibition of the Air & Waste Management Association, held in New Orleans, Louisiana from June 21-23, 2016 for presenting her graduate research work on the “Biofiltration of trichloromethane in an aerobic trickle bed biofilter under acidic conditions”. She also won first place in the Student Paper Competition for presenting her research work at the Ohio Section American Water Works Association’s 78th annual conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio, on September 13-16, 2016.