Deshusses Lab News

December 3, 2010

News Archive 2010

December 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.

Fall 2010

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.

August 2010

Marc joins the editorial board of Biotechnology and Bioengineering as Associate Editor.

July-August 2010

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 for general information and for a list of papers accepted.


July 2010

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.Yue, Sudeep and Marc (at UC Riverside)

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

December 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!

October 2009

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. 

August 2009

Yasutaka Morita from Ritsumeikan University, Japan joined the Deshusses' lab (for a two-month stay)

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