It was a busy semester in the Swette Center! We had several Master and Ph.D. students graduate this semester. Bradley Lusk and Joseph Miceli III received their Ph.Ds. in Biological Design, and Binh Nguyen received his Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering. Zhuolin Liu and Deepthi Shivanna graduated with their MS degrees in Environmental and Chemical Engineering, respectively. Congratulations to everyone and check out some of the highlights below!
Dr. Rittmann answers the following questions in this article:
Ringing in the new year with optimism: Perspectives from ASU,
posted on ASU Now.
Terrorist attacks and resulting fear have generated pessimism about the coming year. Drawing on your professional perspective and aras of expertise, what would you say are reasons to be optimistic?
On a more personal level, what are you hoping for in 2016?
Happy New Year from the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology!
Dr. Bruce Rittmann recently presented "Detoxifying Oxidized Contaminants" at the National Water Research Institute's (NWRI) Clarke Prize Conference. Check out the video here! By the way, Dr. Rittmann received the first NWRI Clarke Prize in 1994.
The staff of SCEB enjoyed a potluck and White Elephant Gift Exchange on Friday, December 11th.
We wish you Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
A good time was had while team building and learning more about colleagues while making 'fine art,' eating brownies, and sipping vino. A return engagement is being planned for the Spring and we hope more SCEBers will participate!
Dr. Bruce Rittmann recently co-authored a commentary paper in Nature entitled "Reuse Water Pollutants." The article discusses one strategy for combining resource and energy recovery from wastewater with direct potable for sustainable water supplies.
Dr. Bruce Rittmann will be featured on Thursday evening's (December 3, 2015) Arizona Horizons show. He will speak about our new Department of Energy project on Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment and Delivery. Arizona Horizons begins at 5:30 pm on Channel 8. We hope that you are able to watch! If not, check out the interview at a later date at Arizona Horizon website.
We are so proud of Fulton Engineering undergraduates Denton Holzer, Sanya Mehta, and Delaney Van Winkle who presented their Fall 2015 research at the FURI Symposium which took place on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 1–3 p.m. at the Memorial Union. They shared their work with peers, faculty, staff, and the community by presenting posters. Many thanks to their mentors: Rachel Yoho, Aura Ontiveros, and Tengfei Chen, respectively.