Tarabara Research Group

 

Past group meetings

 

Fall 2019

09/03, Tu 3:30-5:30 Planning discussion 3575 Engineering
09/10, Tu 3:30-5:30 Guest seminar by Dr. Artyom Vorobiov: "Cooling water treatment"
Safety training
3575 Engineering
09/17, Tu 3:30-5:30 Project overview (Charifa Hejase) 3575 Engineering
09/24, Tu 3:30-5:30 Research update (Akshay Murali)
Journal club
3575 Engineering
10/01, Tu 3:30-5:30 Guest seminar by Dr. Peng Chen. Title TBA. 3575 Engineering
10/08, Tu 3:30-5:30 Journal club 3575 Engineering
10/14, Mo noon-1pm Seminar "Detection of oil under ice: An acoustic reverberation method"
Dr. David Baumann and Dr. Edoardo Sarda, Lake Superior State University
3540 Engineering
10/15, Tu 3:30-5:30 Research update (Vincent Marinelli, Aodhan Beattie)
RCR discussion: Publishing
3575 Engineering
10/22, Tu 3:30-5:30 Planning discussion
Journal club
3575 Engineering
10/28, Mo TBA ESPP research symposium TBA
10/29, Tu 3:30-5:30 Research update (Kyle Hillstead) 3575 Engineering
11/05, Tu 3:30-5:30 Guest seminar by Dr. Peng Chen.
Journal club
3575 Engineering
11/12, Tu 3:30-5:30 Journal club 3575 Engineering
11/13, Wd TBA AAEES Kappe lecture
Dr. Nancy Love, University of Michigan
TBA
11/22, Fr 4:30-5:30 Journal club 3575 Engineering
11/26, Tu 8:00-9:00 Research update (Artyom Vorobiov) 3546D Engineering
12/10, Tu 3:30-5:30 Presentation practice (Charifa Hejase) 3575 Engineering
12/11, Wd 9:00-noon PhD dissertation defense by Charifa Hejase TBA
12/17, Tu 3:30-5:30 Journal club 3575 Engineering

 

Spring 2019

01/08, Tu 3:30-5:30 Organizational meeting 3575 Engineering
01/15, Tu 3:30-5:30 Journal club 3575 Engineering
01/22, Tu 3:30-5:30 Research progress update (Charifa and Vince) 3575 Engineering
01/24, Th 11:00-noon Seminar (joint CEE and Canadian Studies Center)
Dr. Edward McBean (University of Guelph, Canada)
Water Security Issues in the 21st Century: Insights and Strategies for Physical Security Protection
3540 Engineering
02/12, Tu 3:30-4:30 Meeting with Rami Narte (Stockholm International Water Institute) 3575 Engineering
02/12, Tu 4:30-5:30 Journal club 3575 Engineering
02/26, Tu 3:30-5:30 Organizational meeting 3575 Engineering
03/12, Tu 3:30-5:30 Research progress update (Xunhao)
3575 Engineering
03/21, Th 8:30-3:00 2019 Engineering Graduate Research Symposium Breslin Center
03/26, Tu 3:30-5:30 Journal club 3575 Engineering
04/09, Tu 3:30-5:30 Journal club 3575 Engineering
04/16, Tu 3:30-5:30 Research progress updates: Xunhao, Akshay, Remi 3575 Engineering
04/23, Tu 3:30-5:30 Journal club 3575 Engineering
04/25, Th 10:30-11:30 CEE seminar
Dr. Göksel N. Demirer (Central Michigan University)
Integrated nutrient removal, CO2 mitigation and biogas generation by using microalgal and anaerobic cultures
3540 Engineering
04/30, Tu 3:30-5:30 Research progress update (Kyle) 3575 Engineering

 

Fall 2018

09/05, Wd 3:30-5:30 RCR discussion 3575 Engineering
09/12, Wd 3:30-5:30 Organizational meeting 3575 Engineering
09/19, Wd 3:30-5:30 Journal club 3575 Engineering
09/25-09/30   Workshop "State-of-the-art techniques for characterizing membranes" Montpellier, France
10/05-10/11   NATO ARW "Physical and cyber safety in critical water infrastructure" Oslo, Norway
10/17, Wd 3:30-5:30 Journal club 3575 Engineering
10/24, Wd 3:30-5:30 Meeting with Dr. de Lannoy 3575 Engineering
10/25, Th 11:00-noon CEE seminar series
Dr. Charles-Francois de Lannoy (McMaster University, Canada)
Topic: Electrically conductive and catalytic membranes and thin films
3540 Engineering
10/31, Wd 3:30-5:30 Journal club 3575 Engineering
11/01   ESPP Research Symposium "Balancing act: Food, Water, Energy, Climate" Kellogg Center
11/02   Fulbright program meeting Washington, DC
11/05-11/08   PIRE visit to MEM-TEK Istanbul, Turkey
11/14, Wd 3:30-5:30 Journal club 3575 Engineering
11/28, Wd 3:30-5:30 Journal club 3575 Engineering
12/13-12/21   MSU delegation visit to NAU
Research visit to SMTC
Nanjing, China
Singapore

 

Summer 2018

05/21, Mo 1:00-5:00 Visit by Prof. Andre Da Costa, Michigan Tech 3575 Engineering
05/24, Th 4:00-6:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
05/31, Th 4:00-6:00 Journal club 3546D Engineering
06/11, Mo 9:00-10:30 Seyma Kucuk: MS thesis presentation 3546D Engineering
06/13, Wd 1:00-3:00 MS thesis defense by Seyma Kucuk
Topic: Microfiltration of Corexit 9500-stabilized crude oil emulsions
3546D Engineering
06/14, Th 4:00-6:00 Journal club 3546D Engineering
06/21, Th 4:00-6:00 organizational meeting 3546D Engineering
06/28, Th 4:00-6:00 Journal club 3546D Engineering
07/05, Th 4:00-6:00   3546D Engineering
07/09-07/13   Euromembrane 2018 Valencia
07/19, Th 4:00-6:00 Journal club 3546D Engineering
07/24, Tu   MidSURE Huntington Club
07/26, Th 4:00-6:00 Akshay, Daniel, Remi: Research update 3546D Engineering
08/02, Th 4:00-6:00 Journal club 3546D Engineering
08/09, Th 4:00-6:00   3546D Engineering
08/16, Th 4:00-6:00 Journal club 3546D Engineering
08/23, Th 4:00-6:00   3546D Engineering

 

Spring 2018

01/12, Fr 3:00-4:00 Organizational meeting 3575 Engineering
01/19, Fr 3:00-4:00 Journal club 3575 Engineering
02/02, Fr 3:00-4:00 Journal club 3575 Engineering
02/12, Mo 3:00-4:00 PIRE project meeting Durham, NC
02/19, Mo noon-1:00 CEE seminar series: Dr. Besarion Lasareishvili (Agricultural University of Georgia, Republic of Georgia) and Dr. Hang Shi (MSU).
Topic: Bacteriophages as surrogates for human viruses: Isolation from environmental media, separation, concentration and purification
3540 Engineering
02/21, Mo 4:00-5:00 CEE seminar series: Dr. Jia Wei Chew (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore). Topic: Mechanistic understanding of membrane fouling and mitigation. 3540 Engineering
02/23, Fr 3:00-4:00 Journal club 3575 Engineering
03/02, Fr 3:00-4:00 Journal club 3575 Engineering
03/16, Fr 3:00-4:00 RCR discussion. Topic: Publication 3575 Engineering
03/27, Tu 4:00-5:00 CEE seminar series: Dr. Tim Dittrich (Wayne State University). Topic: Applied hydrogeochemistry: Implications for radioactive waste disposal and resource extraction from coal fly ash 3540 Engineering
03/29, Th 8:00-4:00 MSU Engineering graduate research symposium Breslin Center
04/06, Fr 3:00-4:00 RCR discussion. Topic: Peer review 3575 Engineering
04/13, Fr 3:00-4:00 Organizational meeting 3575 Engineering
04/27, Fr 3:00-4:00 Organizational meeting 3575 Engineering
05/04, Fr 3:30-6:00 MSU Commencement - Advanced degrees Breslin Center

 

Fall 2017

7/29-8/4   ICOM conference, San Francisco  
Wd, 8/9
2:00-4:00
Research updates: Hang Shi, Hien Dang 3575 Engineering
Wd, 8/16 2:00-4:00 Organizational meeting 3575 Engineering
Wd, 8/23 3:00-5:00 Journal club 3575 Engineering
Fr, 8/25 noon - 1pm CEE seminar series: Dr. Ekrem Karpuzcu (Istanbul Technical University). Topic: "Wetlands as Best Management Practices for the control of diffuse pollution" 3540 Engineering
Wd, 8/30 2:00-4:00 Joint Benard-Tarabara research group meeting. Journal club 3546D Engineering
9/5 - 9/7   IWA MTC, Singapore  
Tu, 9/12 TBD CEE seminar series: Dr. Emily Tummons (Black & Veatch)
Topic: Identification and mitigation of risks associated with the presence of lead in water distribution systems
3540 Engineering
Wd, 9/13 2:00-4:00 Calorimetric methods of measuring surface energy. Lead discussant: Hang Shi 3575 Engineering
Sa, 9/16 11:30-2:30 CEE Fall picnic Lake Lansing North Park
Wd, 9/20 2:00-4:00 Organizational meeting 3575 Engineering
Wd, 9/27 2:00-4:00 Joint Benard-Tarabara research group meeting. Journal club 3546D Engineering
Wd, 10/4 2:00-4:00 Organizational meeting 3575 Engineering
Wd, 10/11 2:00-4:00 Organizational meeting 3575 Engineering
Wd, 10/18 2:00-4:00 Organizational meeting 3575 Engineering
Wd, 10/25 2:00-4:00 Joint Benard-Tarabara research group meeting. Journal club 2219 Engineering
Fr, 10/27 TBD ESPP research symposium "Urban Environment: Sustainable Solutions for the Future" Kellogg Center
Wd, 11/1 2:00-4:00 RCR discussion. Topic: "Collaborative research" (Ethical issues related to collaborative research partnerships to collaborating with researchers from other disciplines and with industry) 3575 Engineering
Wd, 11/8 3:00-4:00 Organizational meeting 3575 Engineering
Sa, 11/11 6:00 Pre-Thanksgiving group party 2562 Heather Circle
Wd, 11/15 2:00-4:00 Organizational meeting 3575 Engineering
Wd, 11/22 2:00-4:00 Organizational meeting 3575 Engineering
11/29-12/04   MEMPREX project meeting, Oslo  
Wd, 12/6 2:00-4:00 Hien Dang: PhD dissertation defense dry run 3575 Engineering
Fr, 12/15 3:30-5:00 Commencement: Advanced degrees Breslin Center
Wd, 12/20 9:00-noon PhD dissertation defense by Hien Dang
Topic: "Virus attachment to surfaces: assessing relative contributions of electrostatic, van der waals, and acid-base interactions"
3546D Engineering

 

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