Tarabara Research Group

 

Past group meetings

 

Spring 2017

Th, 1/5
1:00-3:00
MS project presentation by Alex Casabuena
Topic: "Virus removal in a membrane bioreactor: Submerged versus sidestream configuration"
3546D Engineering
Wd, 1/11 3:00-5:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
Wd, 1/18 3:00-5:00 Hien: research update (QCM-D experiments and XDLVO modeling) 3546D Engineering
Wd, 1/25 3:00-5:00 Hang: PhD defense presentation 3546D Engineering
Th, 1/26 3:30-5:30 PhD dissertation defense by Hang Shi.
Topic: "Membrane-based concentration and recovery of viruses from complex water matrices"
3546D Engineering
Th, 2/2 5:00-6:00 ENE811 selected topics. Discussion. 3546D Engineering
Wd, 2/8 5:00-7:00 Hang: AWWA MTC talk 3546D Engineering
Th, 2/16 3:00-4:00 Charifa, Hang, Hien: Borchardt presentations 3564 Engineering
Th, 2/16 4:00-5:00 CEE seminar series: Dr. Herve Buisson (Veolia)
Topic: "Water treatment 2.0: An industrial perspective. Challenges and opportunities for upcoming water scientists and engineers"
3540 Engineering
Tu, 2/21 9:00-5:00 2017 Borchardt Conference (link) Rackham Bldg. UM
Wd, 2/22 9:00-4:00 2017 Borchardt Conference Rackham Bldg. UM
Th, 2/23 5:00-6:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
Wd, 3/1 5:00-7:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
Wd, 3/8 5:00-7:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
Wd, 3/15 4:00-5:30 AEESP Distinguished Lecture (registration link)
Dr. Menachem Elimelech (Yale)
Topic: "High-performance membranes for energy-efficient desalination and wastewater reuse"
104 AB, Kellogg Center
Th, 3/23 5:00-6:00 Hien, Charifa, Hang: GRS posters 3546D Engineering
Wd, 3/29 5:00-6:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
March 30  8:00-3:00 2017 Engineering Graduate Research Symposium (link) Breslin Center
Th, 4/6 5:00-6:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
Wd, 4/12 5:00-6:00 Charifa: EWM talk 3546D Engineering

 

Fall 2016

September 7
4:00-6:00
(rescheduled from September 5) 3546D Engineering
September 10
11:30-2:30
CEE Fall picnic Hartrick Park
September 12
4:00-6:00
  3546D Engineering
September 21
4:00-6:00
(rescheduled from September 19) journal club (link)
3546D Engineering
September 23
PIRE project meeting  
October 18
ESPP Dinstinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy  
October 20
ESPP Dinstinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Robert Horton  
November 11
ESPP Research Symposium "Environmental Health"
Kellogg Center
November 15
ESPP Dinstinguished Lecture Series: Dr. Stephen Pacala  

 

Spring / Summer 2016

January 5
1:00-2:00
MS project presentation by Claudio Calderon
Topic: "Rejection of salt by nanofiltration membranes in the presence of oil droplets"
3546D Engineering
January 12 4:00-6:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
January 25 noon-1:00 ENE seminar "Ceramics for environmental applications: Filters, membranes, adsorbents and catalysts" by Dr. Andre Ayral (European Institute of Membranes, University of Montpellier, France)
3540 Engineering
January 25 4:00-5:00 meeting with Drs. Andre Ayral, Geoffroy Lesage, Marc Heran 3564D Engineering
January 26 noon-1:00 ENE seminar "Improving sustainability and efficiency of membrane bioreactor (MBR) wastewater treatment: Process concept and membrane design" by Drs. Marc Heran and Geoffroy Lesage (European Institute of Membranes, University of Montpellier, France) 3540 Engineering
February 8 4:00-5:00 Sam Snow: research progress update 3546D Engineering
February 9 4:00-6:00 Chris Crock: pre-defense 3546D Engineering
February 17 12:20-2:30 PhD dissertation defense by Christopher Crock
Topic: "Polymer nanocomposite membranes with hierarchically structured catalysts for high throughput dehalogenation"
3540 Engineering
February 23 4:00-6:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
March 22 4:00-6:00 Bihter Zeytuncu: research progress update 3546D Engineering
March 29 4:00-6:00 Emily Tummons: presentation dry run 3546D Engineering
March 31 9:15-10:45 Fitch Beach Research Award nominee presentations Breslin Center
April 1 12:40 Analytical Chemistry seminar (Department of Chemistry) by Dr. Manish Kumar, Penn State 136 Chemistry
April 5 4:00-6:00 Bin Guo: pre-defense 3546D Engineering
April 12 4:00-6:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
April 15 1:00-3:00 PhD dissertation defense by Bin Guo
Topic: "Photocatalytic membrane reactors for  virus removal and inactivation"
2527D Engineering
April 19 4:00-6:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
April 28 3:30 ESPP Distinguished Lecture Series / CEE seminar series
"Infrastructure Safety and Resilience: Lessons from Porter Ranch to Flint" by Dr. Nathan Phillips, Boston University
Room 104 A&B, Kellogg Center
May 3 4:00-6:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
May 19 3:00-5:00 Emily Tummons: pre-defense  
May 27 9:00-noon PhD dissertation defense by Emily Tummons
Topic: "Oil droplet behavior at the membrane surface during filtration of oil-water emulsions"
3540 Engineering
July 5 2:00-4:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
July 19 2:00-4:00 journal club (link) 3546D Engineering
July 26   cancelled  
August 2   cancelled  
August 9 2:00-4:00 Charifa Hejase: MS project presentation (dry run) 3546D Engineering
August 15 8:30-11:30 MS project presentation by Charifa Hejase
Topic: "Membrane filtration of high salinity oil-in-water dispersions"
3546D Engineering
August 16 2:00-4:00 lab cleanup 3546D Engineering
August 22 4:00-6:00 (note the change in day of the week and time)
journal club (link)
[ISF] Chapters 1 and 2
3546D Engineering
August 30 2:00-4:00 [ISF] Chapter 3 3546D Engineering

 

Summer / Fall 2015

June 19 1:30-3:30 MS thesis defense "Photocatalytic membranes for virus inactivation" by Brian Starr 3540 Engineering
July 14 3:00-5:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
July 16 noon-1:00 ENE seminar "Photochemistry and photobiological implications of functionalized fullerenes in aqueous systems" by Dr. Sam Snow (MDEQ) 3540 Engineering
July 21 3:00-5:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
July 28 3:00-5:00 Hien Dang: research update 3546D Engineering
August 4 3:00-5:00 Chris Crock: ACS talk 3546D Engineering
August 11 3:00-5:00 Bin Guo: ACS talk 3546D Engineering
August 25   lab cleanup  
September 15 3:00-5:00 Bihter Zeytuncu: research update
Andrii Gorobets: research update
lab-specific safety training
3546D Engineering
October 1 8:00-9:00 PIRE webinar "Development of membranes and membrane-based systems in Singapore" by Dr. Jia Wei Chew (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Membrane Technology Centre)  
October 6   organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
October 13   organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
October 20   RCR meeting. Topic: Authorship 3546D Engineering
October 23 8:30-9:30 2015 ESPP Research Symposium
Keynote talk "Technology Benefiting Humanity: Transforming Global Arsenic and Fluoride Crisis into an Economic Opportunity" by Dr. Arup SenGupta (Lehigh University)
Auditorium
Kellogg Center
October 27   organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
November 5 3:00-5:30 2015 ESPP colloquia series
Roundtable ""Oil spills in Michigan and Louisiana: What can scientists, engineers and affected communities learn from the 2010 Kalamazoo River and Gulf of Mexico oil spills?"
Corniche room
Kellogg Center


Spring 2014

January 8 3:30-5:00 Brian Starr: research update
Andrii Gorobets: research update
3546D Engineering
January 22 3:30-5:00 Hien Dang: research update 3546D Engineering
February 19 3:30-5:00 Pejman Ahmadiannamini: research update 3546D Engineering
March 5 3:30-5:00 Ziqiang Yin (Xagoraraki group): research presentation 3546D Engineering
March 19 3:30-5:00 Hang Shi: research update 3546D Engineering
March 26 4:00 AEESP Distinguished Lecture Series "Waste Based Biorefineries" by Dr. Mark van Loosdrecht, TU Delft Lake Huron Room
MSU Union
April 2 3:30-5:00 Chris Crock: research update
Charifa Hejase: research update
3546D Engineering
April 16 3:30-5:00 Bin Guo and Aaron Rosenwinkel: research update 3546D Engineering
April 30 3:30-5:00 Emily Tummons and Sam Boye: research update 3546D Engineering

 

Summer / Fall 2013

June 11 3:30-5:00 Hien Dang: research update 3546D Engineering
June 25 3:30-5:00 Andrii Gorobets: research update 3546D Engineering
July 9 3:30-5:00 Miguel Herrera-Robledo: research update 3546D Engineering
July 23 3:30-5:00 Emily Tummons: research update 3546D Engineering
August 6 3:30-5:00 Hang Shi: research update 3546D Engineering
September 3 4:00-5:30 all: research updates 3546D Engineering
September 4 4:00-5:30 EPA project meeting 311 Chemistry
September 13 12:40 Analytical Chemistry seminar "Separation of Oil-Water Emulsions using Membranes with Controlled Wettability" by Zhefei Yang (Bruening group) 136 Chemistry
September 17 4:00-5:30 Hira Amjad: research update 3546D Engineering
October 2 4:00-5:30 EPA project meeting 311 Chemistry
October 15 4:00-5:30 Chris Crock: research update 3546D Engineering
October 16 4:00-5:30 EPA project meeting 3540 Engineering
October 30 4:00-5:30 EPA project meeting 311 Chemistry
November 12 4:00-5:30 Bin Guo: research update 3546D Engineering
November 13 4:00-5:30 EPA project meeting 3540 Engineering
November 27 4:00-5:30 EPA project meeting 311 Chemistry
December 11 4:00-5:30 EPA project meeting 3546D Engineering

 

Spring 2013

January 8 4:00-5:30 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
February 5 4:00-5:30 all: research updates 3546D Engineering
February 12 4:00-5:30 Ziqiang Yin (Xagoraraki group): research presentation 3546D Engineering
February 26 4:00-5:30 all: research updates 3546D Engineering
March 1 12:40-1:30 MSU Department of Chemistry, Analytical Seminar by Dr. Jamie Hestekin (U. Arkansas) 136 Chemistry
March 19 4:00-5:30 Pejman Ahmadiannamini: research update 3546D Engineering
April 2 4:00-5:30 Hira Amjad: research update 3546D Engineering
April 16 4:00-5:30 Hao Xu: research update 3546D Engineering
April 25 4:10-5:00 Environmental Engineering seminar series seminar "Development of polymer-based functional membranes" by Dr. Rafael Auras (MSU) 3540 Engineering
May 14 4:00-5:30 Chris Crock: research update 3546D Engineering

 

Summer / Fall 2012

May 29 4:00-5:30 Hang Shi: research presentation "Applications of the QCM technique for understanding adsorption to membranes and membrane fouling control" 3546D Engineering
June 4 4:00-5:30 Chris Crock: research presentation "Mixed matrix materials with hierarchical fillers as a conceptual framework for the design of multifunctional nanocomposite membranes" 3546D Engineering
July 23 4:00-5:30 RCR discussion. Data management (ownership, collection, protection, sharing)
- ORI Introduction to the Responsible Conduct of Research
- MSU College of Engineering Overview of Responsible Conduct of Research
3546D Engineering
August 8 2:00-3:00 MS thesis defense by Adam Rogensues.
Topic: "Nanomaterial-enabled membranes for water treatment"
3546D Engineering
August 10 9:00-10:00 MS thesis defense by Chris Crock.
Topic: "Polymer nanocomposite materials with hierarchical fillers as a conceptual framework for the design of multifunctional membranes"
3546D Engineering
August 27 12:30-1:30 PhD dissertation defense by Elodie Pasco.
Topic: "Antiadhesive membrane films for virus concentration and recovery from water prior to detection"
C103 Engineering Research Complex
September 4 4:00-5:00 Environmental Engineering seminar "Existing and Emerging Technologies and Approaches to Minimize Discharges into Lake Michigan" by Dr. Jinsong Yu, Purdue University Calumet 3540 Engineering
September 10 3:30-5:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
September 14 1:30-2:30 Environmental Engineering seminar "Two Approaches to Achieve Viable Light Upconversion for Environmental Application" by Dr. Jaehong Kim, Georgia Tech 3540 Engineering
September 17 3:30-5:00 all: research updates
Miguel Herrera-Robledo: research presentation
3546D Engineering
October 15 3:30-5:00 all: research updates 3546D Engineering
October 22 3:30-5:00 all: research updates 3546D Engineering
November 8 4:10-5:00 Environmental Engineering seminar "Development of Polyelectrolyte Multilayer Membranes for Solvent Resistant Nanofiltration" by Dr. Pejman Ahmadiannamini (MSU) 3540 Engineering
November 12 3:30-5:00 all: research updates
Hira Amjad: research presentation
3546D Engineering
November 19 3:30-5:00 all: research updates
Hang Shi: research presentation
3546D Engineering
December 10 3:30-5:00 all: research updates 3546D Engineering
December 17 3:30-5:00 all: research updates
Bin Guo: research presentation
3546D Engineering

 

Spring 2012

January 10 4:00-5:30 Chris Crock: research update (ITU visit) 3540 Engineering
January 24 4:00-5:30 Emily Tummons: research presentation "Microchannel emulsification" 3546D Engineering
January 31 4:00-5:30 Bin Guo: research presentation"Pulsed laser deposition" 3546D Engineering
February 14 4:00-5:30 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
March 20 4:00-5:30 Elodie Pasco: research presentation "Polyelectrolyte multilayer films as sacrificial membrane coatings: A novel concept for virus recovery for detection" 2105 Engineering
March 27 11:15-12:15 Midwest Mechanics Seminar Series:
"Designing omniphobic surfaces for super liquid repellency and friction reduction" by Dr. Gareth McKinley (MIT)
3540 Engineering
April 3 4:00-5:30 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering

 

Fall 2011

September 8 4:10-5:00 Environmental Engineering seminar
"On (almost) all electrical in pressure-driven membrane processes" by Dr. Andriy Yaroschuk (Polytechnic University of Catalonia)
3540 Engineering
September 19 9:30-10:30 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
September 20 10:00-1:00 SPG project meeting C103 Engineering Research Complex
September 28 noon-1pm

Center for Water Sciences seminar
Environmental Engineering seminar
"Development and applications of nanocomposite membranes for desalination and water purification" by Dr. Eric Hoek (UCLA)

224 Erickson
October 7 3:00-5:00 Pengyu Ji (Bruening group): research presentation "Mixed-matrix membranes for gas separation" 3546D Engineering
October 11 10:30-11:30 Mechanical Engineering seminar:
"Smart solar clean water using small remote communities and disaster recovery" by Dr. Steven Dubowsky (MIT)
3540 Engineering
October 14 12:40-1:30 Analytic seminar (MSU Chemistry):
"Hydrophobic/hydrophilic membranes for desalination by direct contact membrane distillation" by Nick White (Bruening group)
136 Chemistry
October 21 12:40-1:30 Analytic seminar (MSU Chemistry):
"New membranes for forward osmosis" by Chunjuan Sheng (Bruening group)
136 Chemistry
October 21 3:00-5:00 Chris Crock: research presentation "Supported nanocatalysts for dehalogenation and denitrification" 3546D Engineering
October 31 9:30-10:30 Hang Shi: research presentation "Virus deposition on surfaces" 3546D Engineering
November 14 9:30-10:30 Elodie Pasco: research presentation "Human Adenovirus - Adhesion to surface and removal by membranes" 3546D Engineering
December 12 9:30-10:30 organizational meeting 3540 Engineering