2022

CWI faculty Fangqiong Ling was featured on WashU People: Making science accessible to the community.

Dr. He was appointed the Editor in Chief of Journal of Hazardous Materials, a high-impact environmental journal: He named editor of Journal of Hazardous Materials.

EnvESA members attended 2022 MWEA/MO-AWWA Joint Conference. In the student poster competition, Weiyi Pan won the 1st place and Zixuan Wang was named the 3rd place: EECE doctoral students win poster awards at state water conference.

CWI affiliate faculty Jonathan Barnes is selected as a 2021 Rising Star by the journal ACS Polymers Au!

Congrats to Anamika, Neha, and Zhenwei on receiving 2021 Graduate Student Awards from the American Chemical Society’s Environmental Chemistry Division.

A collaborative research by Drs. He and Zhang aimed to growing algae outside of wastewater.

2021

Kimberly Parker, Brent Williams, graduate student Stephen Sharkey evaluate herbicide drift: Mitigating environmental impact of herbicides.

Daniel Giammar weighs in on testing water for lead: New lead testing method could reveal higher levels in water.

A team led by Dr. He won second place in the 2021 Intelligent Water Systems Challenge: Engineering team honored in water systems challenge.

CWI has formed new partnerships with Missouri American Water, St. Louis Aquarium Foundation, and Living Earth Collaborative.

Daniel Giammar chaired the 2021 Mid-American Environmental Engineering Conference at WashU.

CWI faculty members Jeff Catalano (PI) and Daniel Giammar received a grant from DOE to study element migration and enrichment during crustal aqueous alteration and weathering: Geoscientist Catalano awarded $2M to investigate critical elements.

Congratulations to PhD student Anushka Mishrra on receiving the 2021 Abel Wolman Fellowship from AWWA.

Congratulations to Fangqiong Ling on her NSF CAREER award to study the spread of infectious disease using microbial biomarkers in wastewater

CWI Director Jason He’s research is featured as a Front Cover Article in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology : Wastewater treatment system recovers electricity, filters water (The Source); Poop to power? New Washington U. research puts wastewater to work, as a source of both water and electricity (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

Congratulations to Kim Parker on receiving a NSF CAREER award: Fate of biotech pesticides on environment gets closer look

Two graduate students were selected to receive awards from ACS Environmental Chemistry Division and Missouri Water Environment Association: EECE graduate students Ferby, Gao receive awards

CWI faculty Arpita Bose is a part of a DOE grant to employ microfluidic approaches to answer fundamental questions about bacterial behavior: Meacham, Bose receive university’s first DEPSCoR grant

CWI has signed an MOU with U.S. EPA Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response for joint research to advance water safety, public health, and environmental sustainability.

CWI faculty Kim Parker won the 2021 Ebelmen Award from International Association of GeoChemistry: Parker receives Ebelmen Award from International Association of GeoChemistry.

CWI has signed an MOU with Anheuser-Busch Companies to advance brewery wastewater treatment and education.

Dr. Lijie Zhang, a PhD graduate from CWI faculty Young-Shin Jun’s group, has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

CWI has signed an MOU with City of St. Louis Water Division for research collaboration and students training/education.

CWI researcher Kimberly Parker shows that underground presence of halogen radicals is a key to the formation of these halogenated organic compounds: Solved: The mystery of toxic fracking byproducts

CWI co-sponsored AIWEN (NSF I/UCRC preparation) virtual workshop on Transforming the Water and Wastewater Industry Through Artificial Intelligence. Three CWI faculty members presented their research.

Three students Anushka Mishrra, Yaguang Zhu, and Moshan Chen received 2020 Graduate Student Awards from the American Chemical Society’s Environmental Chemistry Division. Congratulations to them and their advisers Drs. Giammar, Jun, and Parker!

2020

CWI is featured by McKelvey Engineering News: Center for Water Innovation to showcase, connect WashU water research

Young-Shin Jun has devised a way to open that box and observe the moment iron hydroxide forms on quartz: Inside the black box of iron oxide formation

Jeff Catalano, an affiliate faculty member of CWI, was elected a fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA): Catalano named mineralogical society fellow

Daniel Giammar investigated lead removal from water filter was published in Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology: Researchers devise new method to get lead out of filters, better measure amount in tap water

CWI Director Jason He was among 17 new IWA Fellows elected in 2020: He named Fellow of International Water Association

Fangqiong Ling received the 2020 Rising Star Award, jointly by the International Water Association (IWA) and the International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME): Ling receives Rising Star award from IWA and ISME

Washington University’s efforts are playing a major role in solving the world’s water crisis: Water: Vital for life

A new paper by Kimberly Parker in Environmental Science & Technology reveals a technique for accurate measurement of RNAi pesticide in soil: New method for measuring RNAi pesticide in soil

A study led by Daniel Giammar found that, in a lab setting, aluminum has a small but important effect on lead’s solubility under certain conditions: Aluminum may affect lead levels in drinking water

Young-Shin Jun was selected to receive the 2020 James M. Lee Memorial Award from the U.S. chapter of the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers (KIChE): Jun selected to receive 2020 James M. Lee Memorial Award