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2018 Future Engineers for Sustainability Summer Camp

Apul Lab hosted four-talented high-school students participating the 2018 Future Engineers for Sustainability Summer Camp. The guest researchers successfully conducted experimental work on re-usable water filters and presented their findings at the end of the camp. This event was organized by UML Francis College of Engineering.

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Welcome New Members!

Apul group welcomes three new undergraduate researchers (Mr. Jana Latayan, Mr. Ritchie LaFaille, Mr. Joseph Egitto) and one graduate researcher (Mr. Yigit C. Bozkurt). Good luck and best wishes for all of them.

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Nationwide Public Opinion Poll

Drs. Apul and Kurup from Civil and Environmental Engineering and Dr. Toof from Center for Community Research & Engagement are selected to participate a nationwide drinking water quality awareness poll. This effort is coordinated by UML Center for Public Opinion. The water quality awareness survey is going to collect participants' opinions about possible occurrences of nanoparticles, illicit drugs and other pollutants in drinking water. The findings from this exciting civic engagement is going to be shared with public. 

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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.

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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.

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Seminar

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".

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Congratulations!

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.

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New Project Announcement

Apul Lab won Catalyst Grant ($65,000) awarded by Massachusetts Clean Energy Center to investigate nanotechnology-enabled pre-treatment of sewage sludge for enhanced biogas production in anaerobic digesters. 

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Research Seminar

Dr. Arjun Venkatesan, Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor at Center for Clean Water Technology at Civil Engineering in Stony Brook University, was hosted by Onur Apul on February 23rd at 12:00 pm as a part of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series. Dr. Venkatesan's presentation title was "Contaminants of Emerging Concern: Environmental Monitoring, Exposure Assessment, and Treatment".

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