Deshusses Lab News
December 3, 2010
News Archive 2010
Two posters at the ESTCP-SERDP annual meeting: 1) Microbial methylation of mercury sulfides: comparison between dissolved Hg-sulfides, nanoparticulate and bulk scale HgS. 2) Gene tracking and bioaugmentation in a bioreactor that reductively dechlorinates TCE.
Several visitors (long and short term) join the lab: Liying Jiang (Professor, Zhejiang University of Technology, China) and Ravi Rajamanickam (Professor, Annamalai University, India). We also had a very successful 2010 Conference on Biofiltration in October in Washington DC. At the occasion Takashi and Yasutaka (from Ritsumeikan Univ. Japan) visited Duke... good to see old friends. If you would like to be on the conference mailing list for the 2012 event, email me.
Marc joins the editorial board of Biotechnology and Bioengineering as Associate Editor.
Lots of changes in the Deshusses lab: several researchers moved on (e.g., Sudeep to ASU, Tom soon to MIT, Pere back to Spain, Sandeep back at NEERI) and some new members joined the lab (Scott Loughery, Osman Karatum).
Mark your calendars for the 2010 Conference on Biofiltration: October 28-29, 2010 to be held in historic Alexandria/Washington DC Metro area. See http://biofiltration2010.org/index.htm for general information and http://biofiltration2010.org/index_archivos/Presentations.pdf for a list of papers accepted.
Chang-Hen Yang successfully defended his M.S. thesis titled "Development of Nanosensors to Detect Mercury and Volatile Organic Vapors".
Several news in random order:
April 2010: Sudeep successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis (at UCR) titled "Trichloroethene Removal From Waste Gases in Anaerobic Biotrickling Filters Through Reductive Dechlorination". Two papers published (on this topic) and a couple more to go... (click on "Publications" tab of this web site). See picture of the new Dr. relaxing after the defense with Yue and Marc.
Some new faces, others are leaving... Javier (Xavi) Gamisans returned to his hime institution (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya) after almost 6 months here! Pere Gallego Rico, Megha Patel, and Dr. Sandeep Mudliar (from NEERI India) have joined the group.
Matt has received an EPA STAR fellowship. Congrats!
Yaohuan Gao successfully defended his M.S. thesis titled "Adsorption of Pharmaceutically Active Compounds (PhACs) by Powdered Activated Carbon from Natural Water —Influence of Natural Organic Matter (NOM)" and so did Liwei Zhang (Wiesner group/Deshusses lab): "Synthesis and characterization of novel proton-conductive composite membranes derived from the hybridization of metal oxyhydroxide nanoparticles and organic polymers for fuel cell applications"
December 6, 2009
News Archive 2009
Congratulations to Jennifer Shore for successfully defending her M.S. thesis titled "Application of a Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor for Ammonia Removal in High Temperature Industrial Wastewater". Jennifer is moving on to a real job with HDR in Alexandria, VA. Good luck!
We are welcoming Prof. Xavier Gamisans from the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Manresa (Barcelona). Xavi will stay about 6 months and work on deploying micro-electrodes in bioreactors for air treatment.
There was a news page on my web site at UCR, but this has now been taken down...