Dr. Volodymyr Tarabara joined MSU and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2004. His research interests are in the interdisciplinary area at the junction of colloid and interface science and separation science. Most of the current work focuses on membrane processes and materials with projects on emulsion separation, virus removal by porous membranes, and catalytic membrane reactors. Dr. Tarabara is a member of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, International Water Association, and North American Membrane Society and serves as a Special Issues Editor of the ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering. At MSU, he teaches courses on environmental transport and unit processes.
2014 Fulbright U.S. Scholar award (host country: Republic of Georgia)
2011 Paul L. Busch Award, Water Environment Research Foundation
2010 John K. Hudzik Emerging Leader in Advancing International Studies and Programs award, MSU
2009 Lilly teaching fellow, MSU
2003 Graduate research award in membrane-based separations, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Rice University 2004
M.S., Environmental Science and Engineering, Rice University 2001
Diploma, Physics, Moscow Engineering and Physics Institute 1997
Hoek, E. M. V.; Tarabara, V. V. (Eds). Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology, John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
Selected journal publications
Shi, H.; Pasco, E. V.; Tarabara, V. V. Membrane-based methods of virus concentration from water: A review of process parameters and their effects on virus recovery. Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol. 2017, 3, 778-792.
Tummons, E. N.; Chew, J.-W.; Fane, A. G.; Tarabara, V. V. Ultrafiltration of saline oil-in-water emulsions stabilized by an anionic surfactant: Effect of surfactant concentration and divalent counterions. J. Membr. Sci. 2017, 537, 384-395.