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Four CAREER awards within past year

News date: 
2014-01-29

Assistant Professors Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos, Ann Jeffers, Carol Menassa and Krista Wigginton have each earned National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Awards within the past twelve months.

This award is given to those who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research. It is NSF's most prestigious award in support of junior faculty.

Jerome Lynch named chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering

News date: 
2017-06-19

by Nicole Casal Moore

Jerome Lynch

A boundary-crossing researcher who aims to make infrastructure more intelligent has been selected as the new chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan.

Jerome Lynch will be the Donald Malloure Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering beginning July 1. The U-M Board of Regents approved the appointment today.

Professor Kamat to receive CII Distinguished Professor Award

News date: 
2017-06-19

Professor Vineet R. Kamat has been named as the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Professor Award from the Construction Industry Institute (CII).

Emeritus Professor Richard Woods named to the NSF’s Network Independent Advisory Committee

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2017-05-24

The National Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) system replaces the former George E. Brown Jr. Network for Earthquake Engineering Simulation (NEES) with a broader scope covering multiple natural hazards. Recognizing the national need for resilience against multiple natural hazards, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has initiated a new chapter in hazards research with a $40-million investment in Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI).

Smarter Stormwater Systems’ wins best feature article

News date: 
2017-05-10

by Nicole Casal Moore

Sensor networks that enable real-time control of stormwater infrastructure could dramatically improve urban water quality, reduce flooding, and revolutionize how those systems are managed. Branko Kerkez, U-M assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, is the lead writer of a piece on this approach that was selected as the top feature article of 2016 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T).

ES&T is the top journal in the environmental and water resources engineering field.

Steps for Flint residents to reduce bacteria in filtered water

News date: 
2017-05-09

by Nicole Casal Moore

ANN ARBOR—A team of researchers from Michigan universities and hospitals has recommendations for Flint water customers to most effectively use the point-of-use water filters on their taps.

The recommendations go beyond filter manufacturers' instructions. They advise users to flush the pipes and filters for longer periods of time each morning or after long periods of not using their water.

An outstanding adviser: Professor Raskin honored for mentorship

News date: 
2017-05-09

By Nicole Casal Moore

Pioneering water quality researcher Professor Lutgarde “Lut” Raskin has been awarded a prestigious Rackham Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award.

Raskin, who is the Altarum/ERIM Russell O'Neal Professor of Engineering, is one of five University of Michigan faculty members selected for the honor. The awards are given by U-M’s Rackham Graduate School to recognize excellent faculty advisers.

Doctoral student Emily Crossette receives ITiMS program fellowship

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2017-05-08

The Integrated Training in Microbial Systems (ITiMS) program recently awarded a fellowship to Doctoral student Emily Crossette.

ITiMS offers mentorship to students exploring the burgeoning field of microbiome studies. The program aims to train future scientists who will design and implement novel prevention, diagnostic, and treatment strategies stemming from a deep understanding of the impact of microbial communities on human and environmental health.

Doctoral student Matt Vedrin receives Dow Sustainability Fellowship

News date: 
2017-05-08

Doctoral student Matt Vedrin has been selected to receive a Fellowship from the Dow Sustainability Doctoral Fellows Program.

This fellowship supports developing and implementing innovative ideas in pursuit of sustainability. Vedrin will begin this two year fellowship in September 2017, and will be utilizing it to support his doctoral degree. In addition to receiving funding, Dow fellows participate in a series of cohort-building activities designed to expand individual understanding and effectiveness through regular engagement across a wide range of disciplinary perspectives.

Environmental Engineering doctoral students receive awards

News date: 
2017-05-05

Raghav Reddy has received a Rackham International Research Award to conduct research in Bangladesh. The title of his project is: "Sustainability of Safe Water Supply Options in Bangladesh”. Reddy is co-advised by Professors Lut Raskin (CEE), Kim Hayes (CEE), and Arun Agrawal (NRE).

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