Awards

National (US)/International


  • Appointed Adjunct Professor, Nanjing University, China, April 15, 2016.
  • Appointed Guest Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China, June 1, 2016-May 30, 2019.
  • Appointed Visiting Professor, Dalian University of Technology, China, Oct. 12, 2015-Oct. 11, 2018.
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Award, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Elsevier, November 2015
  • Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Award, Water Research, Elsevier, September 2015
  • Elected Fellow of the American Chemical Society, June 2015
  • The 2014 ARCADIS / AEESP Frontier in Research Award, August 2014.
  • UNESCO Co-Chair Professor on “Water Access and Sustainability”, September, 2013.
  • Certificate of Achievement (July 9, 2014) by the journal “Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts (Royal Society of Chemistry)” for the article selected by the Editorial Board of the journal as Editor’s Top Choice; Title: “A Review on Cylindrospermopsin: The Global Occurrence, Detection, Toxicity and Degradation of a Potent Cyanotoxin”, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, Vol.  15, Issue 11, pp. 1979-2003, 2013.
  • Tufts University Graduate School Alumni Outstanding Career Achievement Award, 2012.
  • Inaugural Super Reviewer Award (only three of these internationally in 2011), Environmental Science and Technology (American Chemical Society), 2011.
  • Featured by the Chemistry World magazine, Royal Society of Chemistry, Interview on “Cleaning up water”, http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2011/July/05071101.asp , July 5, 2011.
  • Excellence in Review Award, Environmental Science and Technology (American Chemical Society), 2008.
  • AEESP Dissertation Advisor Award for Mentoring Hyeok Choi who was selected as the recipient of the CH2M Hill/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for 2008.
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2005.
  • DuPont Young Professor Award, 2005.
  • Honor Roll Referee, Journal of Membrane Science, 2005.
  • National Science Foundation Fellowship to Attend a Short Course on Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, and Green Manufacturing for Creating Sustainable Technologies, Northwestern University, June 2005. 
  • Who’s Who in America 2004, The Marquis Who’s Who Publication Board.
  • American Water Works Association’s First Place 2002 Academic Achievement Award for Best Dissertation, 2002.
  • Journal of Environmental Engineering Editor’s Award, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2001.
  • Best Research Paper Presentation Award, Symposium: Nanotechnology in Catalysis, ACS 221 National Meeting, April 1-5, 2001, San Diego, California.
  • Certificate of Merit Award for First Paper Presentation, American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, ACS 222nd National Meeting, August 26-31, Chicago, 2001.
  • Recognition as a Member of Good Standing by ACS President, American Chemical Society, 2001.
  • Graduate Student Research Paper Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2001.
  • Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2001.
  • AIChE Best Student Poster Paper (co-author), Materials Science and Eng. Division, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nov. 1996, Chicago, IL.
  • Gerondelis Foundation Award, Tufts University, 1992-94.


National (Greece)


  • Best Poster Presentation Award (by unanimous decision of the Hellenic Catalysis Society committee), Anion Doped Nanostructured Titania for Photacatalytic Decomposition of Cyanotoxins using Visible Light by P. Falaras, V. Likodimos, A. G. Kontos, A. Hiskia, T.M. Triantis, M. Pelaez and D. D. Dionysiou, The  11th  Pan-Hellenic Symposium of Catalysis, October 22-23, 2010, Athens, Greece.
  • Hellenic National Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y.) Fellowship, Greece, 1986-91.
  • Hellenic National Scholarship Foundation (I.K.Y.) Award for Excellent Performance, Greece, 1988-91.


State (Ohio)


  • Cited in the Cincinnati Enquirer front page article on “Local group takes on toxic algae head”, December 8, 2014, http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2014/12/07/greater-cincinnati-effort-toxic-algae/20071331/.
  • Featured (with Dr. Souhail Al-Abed from U.S. EPA) in a Focus on Technology radio news of 91.7 WVXU, Cincinnati Edition, “Want nanoparticles in your sunscreen? Technology may make the lotion work better, but are the ingredients safe for the environment?” by Ann Thompson, Sunday, August 16, 2009. http://www.wvxu.org/schedule/cincinnatiedition_archiveview.asp?ID=8/16/2009
  • Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA), Research Paper Award, OAWWA Annual Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, August 29, 2001.
  • Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA), First Place Student Research Paper Award and Presentation, 75th Annual OWEA Conference, Dayton, Ohio, June 25-28, 2001.


University of Cincinnati


  • Elected Fellow of the Graduate School, University of Cincinnati, January 2016
  • UC Editorial Assistantship: 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2014, 2013/2012, 2012/2011, 2011/2010, 2010/2009, 2008/2007
  • 2016 College of Engineering and Applied Science Distinguished Engineering Researcher Award (two year term)
  • 2014 College of Engineering and Applied Science Research Award
  • 2014 College of Engineering and Applied Science Distinguished Engineering Researcher Award (two year term)
  • 2012 College of Engineering and Applied Science Distinguished Engineering Researcher Award (two year term)
  • 2010 College of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Researcher Award (two year term)
  • 2009 College of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Researcher Award
  • Awarded three times for a three year term (2009-2012, 2012-2015, 2015-2018) the Herman Schneider Professorship in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Cincinnati.
  • 2007 Sigma Xi Young Investigator Research Recognition Award, University of Cincinnati Chapter.
  • 2006 College of Engineering Research Award for Young Faculty, University of Cincinnati.
  • 2003-2004 Distinguished Junior Faculty Research Award, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, 2004.
  • Dr. Pasquale V. and Flora Jean Scarpino and Family Award for The Best Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Environmental Engineering Division, University of Cincinnati, 2001.


AWARDS AND HONORS OF GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS


National (US)/International


  • My advisee Xiaodi Duan: C. Ellen Gonter Graduate Student Research Paper Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, February 16, 2016.
  • My advisee Jennifer Liggett, American Water Works Association's First Place 2016 Academic Achievement Award for Best Master’s Thesis, February 15, 2016.
  • My advisee Jacob Lalley, Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, January 2015.
  • My advisee Stephanie Miller, American Water Works Association's Second Place 2015 Academic Achievement Award for Best Master’s Thesis, March 24, 2015.
  • My advisee Vasileia Vogiazi: Gerondelis Foundation Scholarship, 2014.
  • My advisee Konstantivos Zavvos: Gerondelis Foundation Scholarship, 2014.
  • My advisee Jennifer Liggett: AWWA Holly A. Cornell Scholarship sponsored by CH2M Hill, American Water Works Association, March 28, 2014.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: Nominated for his Dissertation Representing the University of Cincinnati for Distinguished Dissertation Award for National Competition, July 10, 2014, Cincinnati, OH, USA.
  • My advisee Geshan Zhang: C. Ellen Gonter Graduate Student Research Paper Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, February 2014.
  • My undergraduate advisee in research Jacob Linkugel: Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, May 11, 2013.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, January 2013.
  • My undergraduate advisee in research Robin Holland: Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, May 1, 2012.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: Certificate of Merit Award for First Paper Presentation, “Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube-based Biosensor for Monitoring Cyanotoxins in Drinking Water Sources”, American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, ACS 233rd National Meeting, March 25-29, San Diego, 2012.
  • My advisee Xuexiang He: C. Ellen Gonter Graduate Student Research Paper Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, February 2012.
  • My advisee Miguel Pelaez: Best Student Paper Award, joined International Ozone Association and the International Ultraviolet Association (IOA and IUVA) World Conference & Exhibition, May 23-27, 2011, Paris, France.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: Best Poster Paper Award, the 3rd International Conference from Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems (3rd IC4N), June 26-30, 2011, Crete, Greece.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: National Science Foundation Travel Award to Attend the 3rd International Conference from Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems (3rd IC4N) and the NSF Workshop and Participate in the Poster Competition, June 26-30, 2011, Crete, Greece.
  • My advisee Miguel Pelaez: C. Ellen Gonter Graduate Student Research Paper Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, February 2011.
  • My advisee Miguel Pelaez: Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, January 2010.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: The 2009 NSF-AEESP Grand Challenge Student Paper Award at the International Environmental Education & Research Grand Challenge Session of The Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP) 2009 conference, The University of Iowa, July 26th-29th, 2009.
  • My advisee Miguel Pelaez: National Science Foundation Travel Award to Attend the 2nd International Conference from Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials to Nanodevices and Nanosystems (2nd IC4N) and the NSF Workshop and Participate in the Poster Competition, June 28-July 3, 2009, Rhodes, Greece.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: Finalist in the Young Scientist Competition of the International Conference on Xenobiotics in the Urban Water Cycle, Paphos, Cyprus, March 2009
  • My advisee Hyeok Choi: CH2M Hill/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for 2008.
  • My undergraduate advisee in research James Newton: Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, April 17, 2008.
  • My advisee Shirish Agarwal: C. Ellen Gonter Graduate Student Research Paper Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, March 2008.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, January 2008.
  • My advisee Miguel Pelaez: National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) Fellowship Award for his proposal on the “Formation of Disinfection Byproducts in Swimming Pools Using Oxone,” July 2007.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: First Place Award for Best Poster Presentation in the Fresh Idea Winner's Session in the 2007 Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE), American Water Works Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 24-28.
  • My undergraduate advisee in research Daniel Breetz: Undergraduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, April 10, 2007.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: C. Ellen Gonter Graduate Student Research Paper Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, February 2007.
  • My advisee Yongjun Chen: Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, January 2007.
  • My advisee Hyeok Choi: Certificate of Merit Award for First Paper Presentation, “Surfactant Templated Sol-Gel Synthesis of Mesoporous TiO2 Photocatalysts and Their Application in the Destruction of Cyanobacterial Toxins”, American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, ACS 232nd National Meeting, September 10-14, 2006 San Francisco, 2006.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: Certificate of Merit Award for First Paper Presentation, “Application of Mesoporous TiO2 Photocatalysts for the Degradation of Microcystin-LR: The Degradation Pathway”, American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, ACS 232nd National Meeting, September 10-14, 2006 San Francisco, 2006.
  • My advisee Deborah H. Metz: American Water Works Association (AWWA)-Water Science & Research Division - Third Place Best Poster Award for her Poster Presentation Titled “The Effect of Fluoride Additives on Lead Solubility and Corrosion” [authors: Deborah H. Metz and Dionysios D. Dionysiou (University of Cincinnati), and Michael R. Schock (WSWRD, USEPA)], 2006 AWWA Annual Conference and Exposition, June 11-15, 2006, San Antonio, Texas.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid Research Award for the Proposal “Destruction of the Cyanobacterial Toxins Microcystin- LR and Cylidrospermopsin with Advanced Oxidation Technologies (AOTs)”, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, April 2006.
  • My advisee Hyeok Choi: C. Ellen Gonter Graduate Student Research Paper Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, February, 2006.
  • My advisee Hyeok Choi: Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, January 2005.
  • My advisee George P. Anipsitakis: C. Ellen Gonter Graduate Student Research Paper Award for Excellence in Research and Presentation in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 2004.
  • My advisee George P. Anipsitakis: Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies in Environmental Science, Division of Environmental Chemistry, American Chemical Society, January 2004.
  • My advisee George P. Anipsitakis: Robert Canham Graduate Studies Scholarship, Water Environment Federation, June 2003.
  • My advisee George P. Anipsitakis: Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid Research Award for the Proposal “Novel Chemical Oxidation Process for Water Purification”, Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, January 2003.
  • My advisee Qiaolin Yang: Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid Research Award for the Proposal “Use of Water-Immiscible Room Temperature Ionic Liquids for Extraction and In-situ Destruction of Halogenated Organics,” Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, January 2003.
  • My advisee George P. Anipsitakis: Certificate of Merit Award for First Paper Presentation, American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, ACS 223rd National Meeting, April 7-11, Orlando, Florida, 2002.
  • My advisee George P. Anipsitakis: Gerondelis Foundation Scholarship, 2001.
  • My advisee Evangelia Bekou: Gerondelis Foundation Scholarship, 2001.


State (Ohio)


  • My advisee Xiaodi Duan: Student Paper Award, Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) / Ohio Section American Water Works Association (OAWWA), August 26-29, 2014, Columbus, Ohio.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: Student Poster Contest Award, Water Management Association of Ohio (WMAO), the 42nd WMAO Conference, November 14, 2013, Columbus, Ohio.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: Water for People Student Competition Award, the 4th Annual Water for People Fundraising Dinner, November 7, 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • My advisee Geshan Zhang: Project Rebuild Award, Water for People Student Competition, the 4th Annual Water for People Fundraising Dinner, November 7, 2013, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: Second Place Research Paper Award and Presentation, 2013 Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA) 75th Annual Conference, September 19, 2013, Toledo, Ohio.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: Honorable Mention Award, Water for People Student Competition, the 3rd Annual Water for People Fundraising Dinner, November 8, 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • My advisee Jacob Shidler, Honorable Mention Award, Water for People Student Competition, the 3rd Annual Water for People Fundraising Dinner, November 8, 2012, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • My advisee Xuexiang He: Second Place Research Paper Award and Presentation, 2012 Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA) 74th Annual Conference, September 18-21, 2012, Dayton, Ohio.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: Third Place Research Paper Award and Presentation, 2012 Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA) 74th Annual Conference, September 18-21, 2012, Dayton, Ohio.
  • My advisee Miguel Pelaez: First Place Award at the Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA) Student Poster Competition, 73th OAWWA Annual Conference, September 20-23, 2011, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • My advisee Xuexiang He: Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA), 1st  Place Research Paper Award and Presentation, 73rd AWWA Ohio Section (OAWWA) Annual Conference, September 20-23, 2011, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • My advisee Shirish Agarwal: Fresh Idea Winner: Selected as Ohio Representative for the Poster competition of Fresh Idea Winner’s at the ACE09. Travel Award to participate in the Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE) on the June 14–18, 2009 in San Diego, California from the MAC Committee and Young Professionals Committee of OAWWA to represent Ohio in the student poster competition
  • My advisee Shirish Agarwal: Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA), 1st Place Research Paper Award and Presentation, 70th AWWA Ohio Section (OAWWA) Annual Conference, September 16-19, 2008, Toledo, Ohio.
  • My advisee Shirish Agarwal: Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA), 1st Place for the Advanced Degree Scholarship, 70th AWWA Ohio Section (OAWWA) Annual Conference, September 16-19, 2008, Toledo, Ohio.
  • My advisee Maria  Antoniou: Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA), 1st Place for Poster Presentation, 70th AWWA Ohio Section (OAWWA) Annual Conference, September 16-19, 2008, Toledo, Ohio.
  • My advisee Miguel Pelaez: Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA), 2nd Place for Poster Presentation, 70th AWWA Ohio Section (OAWWA) Annual Conference, September 16-19, 2008, Toledo, Ohio.
  • My advisee Shirish Agarwal: Ohio Section-American Water Works Association Advanced Degree/Continuing Education Scholarship, June 2008.
  • My advisee Maria  Antoniou: Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA), One of the three winners (1st Place) for the Research Paper Award and Presentation, 68th AWWA Ohio Section (OAWWA) Annual Conference, October 10-13, 2006, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • My advisee Deborah H. Metz: Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA), One of the three winners (2nd Place) for the Research Paper Award and Presentation, 68th AWWA Ohio Section (OAWWA) Annual Conference, October 10-13, 2006, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • My advisee Hyeok Choi: Advanced Degree/Continuing Education Scholarship from the NE District of the Ohio Section-American Water Works Association, May 2006.
  • My advisee Rachel Copeland: Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA), Selected as one of the three winners for the Research Paper Award and Presentation, 67th AWWA Ohio Section (OAWWA) Annual Conference, September 19-22, 2005, Columbus, Ohio.
  • My advisee Rachel Copeland: Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA), Best Poster Paper Award, OAWWA Annual Conference, Toledo, Ohio, September 14-17, 2004.
  • My advisee Yongjun Chen: Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA), Selected as one of the three winners for the Research Paper Award and Presentation, OAWWA Annual Conference, Toledo, Ohio, September 14-17, 2004.
  • My advisee Qiaolin Yang: Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA), First Place Student Research Paper Award and Presentation, 76th Annual Ohio Water Environment Association (OWEA) Conference, Dayton, Ohio, June 25-28, 2002.
  • My advisee George P. Anipsitakis: Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA), Selected as one of the three finalists for the Research Paper Award and Presentation. OAWWA Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio, September 16-19, 2002.
  • My advisee Arturo A. Burbano: Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA), Selected as one of the three finalists for the Research Paper Award and Presentation, OAWWA Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio, September 16-19, 2002.
  • My advisee Arturo A. Burbano: Ohio American Water Works Association (OAWWA), Second Place Student Research Paper Award and Presentation, OAWWA Annual Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, August 29, 2001.


University of Cincinnati


  • My advisee Xiaodi Duan: John David Eye Fellowship, Environmental Engineering and Science Program, Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering (DBCEE), University of Cincinnati, April 2016.
  • My advisee Xuexiang He: The 2015 Dr. Pasquale V. and Flora Jean Scarpino and Family Award for The Best Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Environmental Engineering and Science Division, Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering (DBCEE), University of Cincinnati, April, 23, 2015.
  • My advisee Jacob Lalley: Dr. Pasquale V. and Flora Jean Scarpino and Family Award for The Best Master Thesis, Environmental Engineering Division, Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering (DBCEE), University of Cincinnati, April, 23, 2015.
  • My advisee Xiaodi Duan: Richard C. Wigger Scholarship, Environmental Engineering and Science Program, School of Energy, Environmental, Biological, and Medical Engineering (SEEBME), University of Cincinnati, April 23, 2015.
  • My advisee Xiaodi Duan: University Summer Research Fellowship, University Research Council (URC), University of Cincinnati, April, 2015.
  • My advisee Xiaodi Duan: Sigma Xi Grants-In-Aid of Research Award for the Proposal “Ultrasound Accelerated Permanganate Oxidation of Cyanotoxins”, University of Cincinnati Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Feb 27, 2015.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: The 2014 Dr. Pasquale V. and Flora Jean Scarpino and Family Award for The Best Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Environmental Engineering and Science Division, Department of Biomedical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering (DBCEE), University of Cincinnati, April, 16, 2014.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: University of Cincinnati Graduate Student Award for Exemplary Scholarship in the area of Physical Science and Engineering, March 1, 2014.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: The 2013 Environmental Engineering and Science Program Doctoral Research Award, University of Cincinnati, April 17, 2013.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: Dissertation Completion Fellowship Award in Physical Sciences and Engineering (only one annual award in the area of Physical Sciences and Engineering) for 2013-2014, Graduate School of University of Cincinnati, March 29, 2013.
  • My advisee Miguel Pelaez: The 2012 Dr. Pasquale V. and Flora Jean Scarpino and Family Award for The Best Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Environmental Engineering and Science Division, School of Energy, Environmental, Biological, and Medical Engineering (SEEBME), University of Cincinnati, May 2012.
  • My advisee Xuexiang He: Richard C. Wigger Scholarship, Environmental Engineering and Science Program, School of Energy, Environmental, Biological, and Medical Engineering (SEEBME), University of Cincinnati, May 2012.
  • My advisee Xuexiang He: Dissertation Completion Fellowship Award in Physical Sciences and Engineering (only one annual award in the area of Physical Sciences and Engineering) for 2012-2013, Graduate School of University of Cincinnati, April 16, 2012.
  • My advisee Xuexiang He: University Summer Research Fellowship, 2012, University of Cincinnati.
  • My undergraduate student advisee Trevor Lynch: Undergraduate Research Poster Award- People’s Choice winner, University of Cincinnati, June 3, 2011.
  • My advisee Xuexiang He: John David Eye Fellowship, Environmental Engineering and Science Program, University of Cincinnati, May 2011.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: Richard C. Wigger Scholarship, Environmental Engineering and Science Program, University of Cincinnati, May 2011.
  • My advisee Miguel Pelaez: University Summer Research Fellowship, 2011, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Changseok Han: University Summer Research Fellowship, 2011, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Miguel Pelaez: John David Eye Fellowship, Environmental Engineering and Science Division, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, May 2010.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: Dissertation Completion Fellowship Award in Physical Sciences and Engineering (only one annual award in the area of Physical Sciences and Engineering) for 2009-2010, Graduate School of University of Cincinnati, June 10th, 2009.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: University of Cincinnati Graduate Student Award for Exemplary Scholarship in the area of Physical Science and Engineering, May 27, 2009.
  • My advisee Shirish Agarwal: The 2009 Dr. Pasquale V. and Flora Jean Scarpino and Family Award for The Best Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Environmental Engineering and Science Division, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, May 2009.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: John David Eye Fellowship, Environmental Engineering and Science Division, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, May 2009.
  • My advisee Miguel Pelaez: Richard C. Wigger Scholarship, Environmental Engineering and Science Division, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, May 2009.
  • My advisee Xuexiang He: University Summer Research Fellowship, 2009, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: Best Poster Student Award, “Detoxification of Water Contaminated with the Naturally Occurring Cyanotoxin Microcystin-LR by Utilizing Green Nanotechnologies,” The 2009 Graduate Student Research/Scholarship Forum of the University of Cincinnati, March 6, 2009, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • My advisee Matthew Bosch (U. of Texas at Austin), undergraduate REU trainee, Second Prize Poster Presentation Winner, 2008 NSF REU Site Program in Membrane Applied Science and Technology, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Aditya Rastogi: Dr. Pasquale V. and Flora Jean Scarpino and Family Award for The Best Master Thesis, Environmental Engineering Division, University of Cincinnati, June 2008.
  • My advisee Shirish Agarwal: John David Eye Fellowship, Environmental Engineering and Science Division, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, June 2008.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: College of Engineering Finalist Award for the UC 2008 Graduate Assistant Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Miguel Pelaez: University Summer Research Fellowship, 2008, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: University Summer Research Fellowship, 2008, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Shirish Agarwal: University Summer Research Fellowship, 2008, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: Rindsberg Memorial Fellowship, 2007-2008, College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Emily Riley: Rindsberg Memorial Fellowship, 2007, College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Hyeok Choi: The 2007 Dr. Pasquale V. and Flora Jean Scarpino and Family Award for The Best Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Environmental Engineering and Science Division, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, June 2007.
  • My advisee Bhargavi Subramanian: Dr. Pasquale V. and Flora Jean Scarpino and Family Award for The Best Master Thesis, Environmental Engineering Division, University of Cincinnati, June 2007.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: Best Poster Presentation Award in the Ph.D. Category for the study on “Degradation of the cyanobacterial toxins microcystin- LR and cylindrospermopsin with TiO2 photocatalysts: Reaction Intermediates”, The 2007 Graduate Student Research/Scholarship Forum of the University of Cincinnati, March 2, 2007, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • My advisee Shirish Agarwal: Best Poster Presentation Award for the study on “Pd/Mg Bimetallic Corrosion Systems for Dechlorination of PCB contaminated Matrices”, The 2007 Graduate Student Research/Scholarship Forum of the University of Cincinnati, March 2, 2007, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • My advisee Hyeok Choi: University of Cincinnati’s 2006 Graduate Student Award for Exemplary Scholarship in Physical Sciences and Engineering (only one annual award in the area of Physical Sciences and Engineering) (Graduate Student Governance Association of University of Cincinnati), June 2006.
  • My advisee Hyeok Choi: University of Cincinnati's Distinguished Dissertation Award for Physical Sciences and Engineering for the 2006-2007 academic year (only one annual award in the area of Physical Sciences and Engineering), University of Cincinnati, May 2006.
  • My advisee George P. Anipsitakis: The 2006 Dr. Pasquale V. and Flora Jean Scarpino and Family Award for The Best Doctor of Philosophy Dissertation, Environmental Engineering and Science Division, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, May 2006.
  • My advisee Hyeok Choi: John David Eye Fellowship, Environmental Engineering and Science Division, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, May 2006.
  • My advisee Yongjun Chen: University Summer Research Fellowship, 2006, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: Best Poster Student Award “Detoxification of Cyanobacterial-contaminated Water with Sulfate Radicals”, The 2006 Graduate Student Research/Scholarship Forum of the University of Cincinnati, March 3, 2006, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • My advisee Hyeok Choi: Rindsberg Memorial Fellowship, 2005, College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Anna Sofranko, visiting student from the University of Virginia: Poster Award (2nd prize) for REU Summer Students of the NSF REU Site Program in Membrane Sciences, 2005, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Hyeok Choi: University Summer Research Fellowship, 2005, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Maria Antoniou: Best Poster Student Award “Applications of Advanced Oxidation Technologies in Water Purification: Removal and Industrial Microbial Toxins”, The 2004 Ralph and Helen Oesper Symposium, University of Cincinnati, October 15-16, 2004.
  • My advisee Qiaolin Yang: Dr. Pasquale V. and Flora Jean Scarpino and Family Award for The Best Master Thesis, Environmental Engineering Division, University of Cincinnati, June 2004.
  • My advisee Hyeok Choi: Richard C. Wigger Scholarship, Environmental Engineering and Science Division, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, June 2004.
  • My advisee Hyeok Choi: University Summer Research Fellowship, 2004, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee George P. Anipsitakis: University of Cincinnati's Distinguished Dissertation Award for Physical Sciences and Engineering for the 2004-2005 academic year (only one annual award in the area of Physical Sciences and Engineering), May 2004, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee George P. Anipsitakis: UC Graduate Students-Emblems of Excellence, featured in the presentation of Dr. Howard Jackson, Vice President for Research and University Dean of Advanced Studies as one of UC graduate students that are performing outstanding research, Graduate Recruitment Weekend, March 7-8, 2003.
  • My advisee Hyeok Choi: University Summer Research Fellowship, 2003, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee George P. Anipsitakis: Rindsberg Memorial Fellowship, 2002, College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee George P. Anipsitakis: University Summer Research Fellowship, 2002, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Arturo A. Burbano: John David Eye Fellowship, 2001, Environmental Engineering and Science Division, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati.
  • My advisee Arturo A. Burbano: University Summer Research Fellowship, 2001, University of Cincinnati.