Dr. Volodymyr Tarabara is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University. His research interests are at the junction of colloid and interface science and separation science. Current work includes projects on emulsion separation, virus removal and detection, and catalytic membrane reactors. Dr. Tarabara has co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed journal papers and co-edited the Encyclopedia of Membrane Science and Technology (Wiley). Since joining MSU, he has mentored 9 postdocs, 14 PhD students, and 12 MS students. Dr. Tarabara is a member of ASEE, AEESP, IWA, NAMS, the Fulbright Association as well as ASCE and EWRI where he serves as the Editor for Special Collections of the Journal of Environmental Engineering. At MSU, he teaches courses on environmental transport, unit operations, and risk analysis.