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!!
We are excited to share Ri’s first first-author paper! Ri combined suspect screening with adsorption experiments to evaluate the removal of 68 PFAS on five different adsorbents. Read more here to find out what we learned!
Casey passed her Admission to Candidacy Exam (aka A Exam)! Another important milestone to check off the list. Congratulations Casey!!
Paige received the 2020 Simon Karecki Award for outstanding contributions to environmental research at the annual Environment, Safety and Health (ESH) meeting of the Semiconductor Research Corporation. Congratulations Paige!
Nice collaboration with Moha Ateia and Will Dichtel on this new manuscript that presents our thoughts on the best practices for evaluating novel materials as adsorbents for water purification.
We are happy to announce the publication of Casey’s first first-author manuscript in Environmental Science & Technology! Casey designed a study to evaluate the removal of different classes of PFAS by cyclodextrin polymers with different surface charges and by ion exchange resins. Read all about it here!
Now you can read about all of our work related to cyclodextrin polymers in collaboration with the Dichtel group at Northwestern in one convenient location!
Check out our comprehensive review in our new manuscript published in Accounts of Chemical Research.
Happy to share Michael’s latest paper on peptide hydrolysis!
In this study, we used a set of natural peptides to explore the specificity of dissolved extracellular wastewater peptidases to better understand the fate of peptide-based antibiotics during biological wastewater treatment. We discovered specific amino acid residue motifs that were more readily hydrolyzed by extracellular enzymes, which could have implications in the development of sustainable peptide-based antibiotics. Read on to learn more!
The latest from our collaboration with the Dichtel group at Northwestern – cyclodextrin polymers with nitrogen-containing tripodal crosslinkers to evaluate the role of protonated amines in the adsorption of anionic PFASs.
Conclusion: protonated functional groups are useful and important!