Tarabara research group
Environmental nanotechnology: membranes, particles, interfaces


 

Vlad Tarabara, PhD

Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering
Associate Director, Environmental Science and Policy Program

Education

2004 PhD, Environmental Engineering (specialization: Computational Science and Engineering), Rice University
2001 MS, Environmental Science and Engineering, Rice University
1997 Diplom, Physics, Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute, Russia
1991 - 1993: studies at Dnipropetrovsk State University, Ukraine

Prior Appointments

2004 - 2010: Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University
1998 - 2004: Research Assistant, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rice University
1995 - 1997: Research Assistant, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences

Professional Service and Membership

Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Engineering , ASCE
Co-Editor (with Eric Hoek), Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology, Wiley

Member of
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)
- International Water Association (IWA)
- North American Membrane Society (NAMS)

Awards and Honors

2011 Paul L. Busch award, Water Environment Research Foundation
2010 John K. Hudzik Emerging Leader in Advancing International Studies and Programs award, MSU
2009 - 2010 Lilly teaching fellow, MSU
2005 Certificate of Merit award, 230th ACS National Meeting
2003 Graduate research award in membrane-based separations, AIChE
2003 Outstanding PhD student award, Environmental Engineering and Science, Rice University
2002 Eleanor and Mills Bennett Fellowship, Rice University
2001 Best student paper award, AWWA and WEF Texas
2001 Outstanding MS student award, Environmental Science and Engineering, Rice University
1997 Graduation with honors (Summa Cum Laude equivalent), Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute

Student Awards

2012 Christopher Crock: Engineering Distinguished Fellowship, College of Engineering, MSU
2012 Christopher Crock: Outstanding Environmental Engineering MS Student Award, MSU
2012 Bin Guo: Engineering Excellence Fellowship, College of Engineering, MSU
2012 Bin Guo: Graduate Office summer fellowship, MSU
2012 Hang Shi: 3rd place in student poster contest, Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, MSU
2011 Emily Tummons: University Distinguished Fellowship, MSU
2011 Emily Tummons: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2011 Christopher Crock: 2nd place in student poster contest, Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, MSU
2011 Elodie Pasco: 3rd place in student poster contest, Engineering Graduate Research Symposium, MSU
2010 Wenqian Shan: Outstanding Environmental Engineering PhD Student Award, MSU
2009 Julian Taurozzi: Outstanding Environmental Engineering Graduate Student Award, MSU
2008 Elodie Pasco: John P. Hennessey Scholarship, Michigan Water Environment Association
2008 Julian Taurozzi: 1st place in student poster contest, 2008 Michigan AWWA annual meeting
2008 Wenqian Shan: Graduate Office summer fellowship, MSU
2008 Julian Taurozzi: Graduate Office summer fellowship, MSU
2008 Fulin Wang: Dissertation Completion Fellowship, MSU
2007 Julian Taurozzi: Nordberg Fellowship, Civil and Environmental Engineering, MSU
2006 Julian Taurozzi: McCowan Fellowship, Civil and Environmental Engineering, MSU