We are excited to share our new paper that uses random forest classification to identify structural features of micropollutants that determine their biotransformation rates during biological wastewater treatment. This work was led by Stephanie with our old friend and colleague Michael Zumstein lending an important hand!
Article on Request link here!
Casey’s paper on studying the relationship between the physicochemcial properties of cyclodextrin polymers and their potential to remove PFAS from water has been published!
Use this link for FREE open access to the article until January 31, 2022!
Congratulations to Nayantara for passing her Q Exam – an important milestone on the pathway to a PhD!
When our lab [temporarily] closed in March 2020 due to COVID, the research group kept busy by learning and evaluating new ways to perform suspect screening of PFAS.
Some of our key findings are presented in our new manuscript!
Paige passed her Admission to Candidacy Exam (aka A Exam)! Another important milestone to check off the list. Congratulations Paige!!
Casey Ching received an Excellence in Leadership Award at the 2021 Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Awards & Recognition Celebration. A great and well-deserved honor!
Congratulations to Ri and Anya for their graduation this Spring! We are so happy for you and excited to see what your futures bring!!
Our PFAS Forensics Team collaborated on a perspective piece for Environmental Science & Technology on current and future techniques for PFAS source tracking and source attribution.
Check it out here!
Ri successfully defended her M.S. thesis titled, “Exploring the factors that determine the adsorption of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances on conventional adsorbents and novel cyclodextrin polymers with different surface properties.”
We are excited to share Paige’s first first-author paper! Paige collected wastewater samples from three electronics fabrication facilities and performed target and nontarget analyses to characterize the abundance and types of PFASs that occur in electronics wastewater. Read more here to learn about some novel PFAS species that we discovered and how we think they are generated during electronics manufacturing!
Special shout out also to Krista Barzen-Hanson for the fruitful collaboration!!