Dr. Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown and Dr. Bruce Rittmann are contributing authors to an article just published in Groundwater Monitoring & Remediation, "Method for Assessing Source Zone Natural Depletion at Chlorinated Aliphatic Spill Sites." The article was a collaborative effort with Dr. Paul Johnson and Dr. Ryan Ekre.
A recent opinion article in Nature discusses the research of Dr. Krajmalnik-Brown on the potential role of gut microbes on obesity. The article is written by Sarah DeWeerdt, a freelance science writer based in Seattle, Washington. DeWeerdt interviewed Dr. Krajmalnik-Brown, as well as co-PI, Dr. Bruce Rittmann, and collaborator, Dr. Rob Knight. Read more at Nature.com.
The Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology announced that Annika Faucon, Denton Holzer and Sanya Mehta have been awarded the 2014-2015 Swette Undergraduate Sustainability Internships. The internships allow junior and seniors in science and engineering to participate in established research projects. These projects encourage sustainable solutions to societal issues through scientific advancements. Annika will be working with the photobioenergy team to explore microbial communities in photobioreactors. Denton's research will focus on understanding hydrolysismechanisms, which plays a critical role in wastewater applications. Sanya will be researching bioremediation using membrane biofilm reactors (MBfRs). The interns will start their research this summer.
Congratulations to Emily Bondank for being awarded a Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) scholarship for Fall 2014. Emily works with Dr. Anca Delgado and Devyn Fajardo-Williams to research bioremediation using dechlorinating bacteria. The FURI program encourages undergraduate students to expand their engineering experience through hands on experience through research.
The Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) Symposium is a highlight every semester in the Krajmalnik-Brown Lab and the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology. Our engineering undergraduate researchers present their work to their peers, faculty, friends and family. A few photo's from today's event.
Several undergraduate researchers in the Swette Center will be presenting results from their research at the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative (FURI) symposiumtoday (April 11) from 1-3 PM located at the Engineering Center G-Wing patio. The FURI program encourages undergraduate students to expand their engineering experience through hands on experience through research. SCEB will be represented by several students including Mackenzie Hagan, Emily Bondank, Scott Shearman, Allison Snodgrass, and Brendan Cahill.