• Mr. Arsalan Khalid in collaboration with researchers from UT-Austin received the best project award for the "Elctrospun pipe cartridge for lead removal" idea by DifferenceMaker Program at UML.

  • Capstone students presenting their sustainable sanitation solution for Haiti in 2018 Student Symposium at UML

  • Received the best prototype award with out electrospun polymer/nanoparticle pipe cartridge project in the Francis College of Engineering Prototype Competition at UMass Lowell, Lowell MA (2017).

  • Reaching out to k-12 students during ASU Open House, Tempe AZ (2016).

  • Invited Keynote Lecture in the Academy of Co-Creative Education of Environment and Energy Science Forum, San Diego CA (2016).


Our Lab is seeking for a motivated M.S. or Ph.D. student to work on a funded project as a graduate assistant. Students who are interested in nanomaterials and their environmental applicants should send an email to onur_apul@uml.edu. Please include your CV and a short cover letter expressing your interest in the email.

News and Updates

Student Research Symposium

Student Research Symposium

Civil and Environmental Engineering capstone students presented their work at the student research symposium (5/2/2018). Their work was designing a sustainable sanitation solution for a single housing unit of an orphanage in Las Cayes, Haiti under the supervision of Profs. Barrington, Giles and Apul. The project was also highlighted in the Francis College of Engineering Solutions Newsletter.

May 3, 2018

Internal Seed Grant

Internal Seed Grant

Apul lab was awarded a seed grant by a UMass Lowell to work on a novel capacitive deionization technology. This technology aims selective removal of perfluorinated chemicals under the lead investigator Dr. Ertan Agar, Mechanical Engineering faculty member.

Apr 26, 2018



John Fitzgerald from Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection was hosted by Onur Apul on April 20th at 12:00 pm as a part of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series. The presentation title was "The New Face of Hazardous Waste Sites: Vapor Intrusion Pathways".

Apr 23, 2018



Ph.D. students: Arsalan Khalid (UML) and Lewis Rowles (UT-Austin) are selected as 2018 UML Difference Maker Program Finalists. Their idea "Lead-Ex Filter" was to use nanoparticle-fiber hybrids to ensure lead-free drinking water for Massachusetts residents.

Apr 5, 2018

Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Massachusetts Lowell