Tarabara research group
Environmental nanotechnology: membranes, particles, interfaces


 

Julian S. Taurozzi, PhD

 

Education

PhD (2008) Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University
MS/BS (2003) Chemical Engineering, Buenos Aires Institute of Technology, Argentina

PhD dissertation

Nanoparticle-polymer composite membranes: Synthesis, characterization, and environmental applications

PhD defense date

August 21, 2009

Honors and awards

  • Offered Fulbright Scholarship 2004
  • 2009 Outstanding Environmental Engineering Ph.D. Student award
  • Awarded winning presentation at the American Water Works Association (AWWA) 2008 “Fresh Ideas” state wide competition. Represented Michigan at AWWA 2008 National conference
  • Awarded with the American Chemical Society (ACS) Certificate of Merit for outstanding paper, presented at the 230th ACS National Meeting in Washington on Environmental Nanotechnology
  • MSU Graduate Office summer fellowship 2008
  • MSU CEE Nordberg fellowship 2007
  • MSU CEE McCowan fellowship 2006
  • Quilmes Scholarship for Academic Excellence 2003
  • Banco Rio Scholarship for Academic Excellence 2002 - 2003
  • Honors Diploma Graduate, Buenos Aires Institute of Technology 2003

Publications at MSU

Journal publications

  1. Redko, M. Y.; Manes, K. M.; Taurozzi, J. S.; Jackson, J. E.; Tarabara, V. V. Synthesis and characterization of Aza222-based polymers for the removal of mercury from aqueous solutions.  React. Funct. Polym.  2014, 74, 90–100
  2. Taurozzi, J. S.; Redko, M. Y.; Manes, K. M.; Jackson, J. E.; Tarabara, V. V. Microsized particles of Aza222 polymer as a regenerable ultrahigh affinity sorbent for the removal of mercury from aqueous solutions. Separ. Purif. Technol. 2013, 116, 415-425.
  3. Byun, S., Taurozzi, J. S., Alpatova, A. L., Wang, F., Tarabara, V. V. Performance of ultrafiltration and nanofiltration polymeric membranes treating ozonated surface water: Effect of ozone dosage. Separ. Purif. Technol. 2011, 81, 270-278 .
  4. Taurozzi, J. S., Crock, C. A., Tarabara, V. V. C60 -polysulfone nanocomposite membranes: Entropic and enthalpic determinants of C60 aggregation and its effects on membrane properties. Desalination 2011, 269, 111-119
  5. Taurozzi, J. S., Arul, H., Bosak, V. Z., Burban, A. F., Voice, T. C., Bruening, M. L., Tarabara, V. V. Effect of filler incorporation route on the properties of polysulfone-silver nanocomposite membranes of different porosities. J. Membr. Sci. 2008, 325, 58-68
  6. Taurozzi, J. S., Tarabara, V. V. Silver Nanoparticle Arrays on Track Etch Membrane Support as Flow-Through Optical Sensors for Water Quality Control. Environ. Eng. Sci. 2007, 24 (1), 122-137.
  7. Dhawan, A., Taurozzi, J. S., Pandey, A. K., Shan, W., Miller, S. M., Hashsham, S. A., Tarabara, V. V. Stable Colloidal Dispersions of C60 Fullerenes in Water: Evidence for Genotoxicity . Environ. Sci. Technol. 2006, 40 (23) 7394-7401.

Conference papers

  1. “Novel route for the preparation of nanoparticle-filled polymeric membranes: Example of the synthesis of biofouling resistant Ag-polysulfone ultrafilters”, ACS National Meeting, Mar 2007, Chicago , IL , USA
  2. “Development of Aza222-based polymers, colloidal sorbents, and membranes for the removal of mercury from aqueous solutions”, ACS National Meeting, Mar 2007, Chicago , IL , USA
  3. “Silver nanoparticle arrays on track etch membrane support as flow-through optical sensors for water quality”, AIChE Annual Meeting, Nov. 2006, San Francisco , CA , USA

Podium presentations

  1. "Polyelectrolyte multilayer films as antiadhesive coatings with tunable hydrophilicity and surface charge." Duke, NC, June 3-5, 2009
  2. “Membrane-supported nanoparticle sensors for water quality control”, 2nd International Symposium on Nanotechnology and Occupational Health, Oct 2005, Minneapolis , MN , USA
  3. “Membrane-supported nanoparticle sensors for water quality control”, AEESP-ACS Symposium on Environmental Nanotechnology, Division of environmental chemistry, 230 th ACS National Meeting, Sep 2005, Washington, D.C., USA

Poster presentations

  1. Taurozzi, J. S., Rogensues, A. R., Tarabara, V. V. Polyelectrolyte multilayer films as antiadhesive coatings with tunable hydrophilicity and surface charge. Durham, NC, June 3-5, 2009.
  2. Taurozz i, J. S., Arul, H., Bosak, V. Z., Burban, A. F., Voice, T. C., Bruening, M. L., Tarabara, V. V. Polysulfone-silver nanocomposites for membrane biofouling mitigation: formation-structure-function relationships, AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition, June 2008, Atlanta , GA
  3. Gorobets, A. V., Taurozzi , J. S., Tarabara, V. V., Vakuliuk, P. V., Burban, A. F. Influence of silica fillers on the structure and hydraulic properties of polymeric ultrafiltration membranes. Presented at the 5th Polish-Ukrainian Conference “Polymers of Special Applications”, Radom, Poland, June 2008, Radom, Poland
  4. Taurozzi, J. S., Arul, H., Bosak, V. Z., Burban, A. F., Voice, T. C., Bruening, M. L., Tarabara, V. V. Polysulfone-silver nanocomposites for membrane biofouling mitigation: formation-structure-function relationships, Borchardt Conference: Advancements in Water and Wastewater, February 2008, Ann Arbor , MI
  5. Taurozzi, J. S., Arul, H., Bosak, V. Z., Burban, A. F., Voice, T. C., Bruening, M. L., Tarabara, V. V. Polysulfone-silver nanocomposites for membrane biofouling mitigation: formation-structure-function relationships, AWWA Fresh Ideas Joint Exposition, February 2008, Lansing , MI
  6. Taurozzi, J.  S., Arul, H., Bosak, V. Z., Burban, A. F., Voice, T. C., Bruening, M. L., Tarabara, V. V. Polysulfone-silver nanocomposites for membrane biofouling mitigation: formation-structure-function relationships, Marie Curie Conference and Training Courses Action: Nanostructured material and membrane synthesis and characterization, November 2007, Zaragoza , Spain