Tarabara research group
Environmental nanotechnology: membranes, particles, interfaces


 

 


Funded research projects (current)
FulbrightEnsuring microbiological safety of water: Bacteriophages as human virus surrogates
REU: Cross-disciplinary research in sustainable chemistry and chemical processes
Funding:  NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program
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CRDFIntegrating bacteriophage and membrane separation knowledge bases to ensure microbiological safety of water supply
Funding: Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF Global), the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation, and the Georgian Research and Development Foundation; Georgia Early Career Scholars program 
PIRE: Water and Commerce - Technologies to enable environmental sustainability in global markets (abstract)
Funding: NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program
01/01/2013-12/31/2017
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Collaborative Research: Virus removal in membrane bioreactors: Role of virus aggregation and adhesion (abstract)
Funding: NSF Environmental Engineering program
01/01/2013 - 06/30/2015
Affinity-based hydrocyclone filter for oil-water separation and oil spill cleanup (abstract)
Funding: EPA STAR (Science to Achieve Results) program
04/01/2012 - 03/31/2015
   

Funded research projects (past)
Paul L. Busch award
Alternative applications of membranes to enhance water quality protection and recycling
Funding: Water Environment Research Foundation
01/01/2012-12/31/2013
Strategic Partnership: Advanced membrane technologies for a sustainable future
Funding: MSU Foundation
PIRE: New generation synthetic membranes - Nanotechnology for drinking water safety (abstract)
Funding: NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program
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SBIR Phase I: Polymer mesocomposites: Novel materials for compaction-resistant, high-flux water treatment membranes (abstract)
Funding (subcontract to MSU): NSF Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships
On-chip PCR, nanoparticles, and virulence/marker genes for simultaneous detection of 20 waterborne pathogens
Funding: EPA STAR program
   
Self-cleaning ceramic membranes for the removal of natural and synthetic nanomaterials from drinking water using hybrid ozonation-nanofiltration
Funding: NSF NIRT program
Crossflow filtration hydrocyclone for the treatment of produced water
Funding: M-I Swaco through NSF I/UCRC Center for Multiphase Transport Phenomena
   
From international research to curricula innovation: Educating globally competent scientists and engineers.
Funding: MSU Office of Faculty and Organizational Development
   
Regenerable polymer-supported sorbent for aqueous mercury removal
Funding: NSF SGER program
   
Nanoscale design of aqueous carbon nanotube-reinforced molecular transducers for biosensors
Funding: NSF NER program
 
 Coupled effects of scaling and colloid deposition on the performance of reverse osmosis membranes
Funding: National Water Research Institute