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NWRI Fellowship Alumni

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NWRI-AMTA FELLOW FOR MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY

Jason Arena, University of Connecticut (2012-2013)

"Modification of Thin Film Composite Membrane with Polydopamine for Improved Support Layer Hydrophilicity to Enhance Performance in Forward Osmosis"

 

Brian Badgley, University of South Florida (2007-2009)

"Potential for Benthic Vegetated Habitats to Serve as an Important Refuge for Water-Quality Indicator Bacteria in a Subtropical Watershed"

 

Ana Carolina Baeza, North Carolina State University (2006-2007)

"Removal of Antimicrobial Compounds by Sequential Photochemical and Biological Oxidation Processes"

 

Christie A. Chatterley, University of Colorado at Boulder (2008-2010)

"Development of UV-LED Irradiation System for Disinfecting Water in Rural Communities"

 

Katherine Benko, Colorado School of Mines (2007-2009)

"Treatment of Co-Produced Water for Beneficial Use in the Western United States Using Novel Integrated Membrane Systems"

 

Joan B. Blainey, University of Arizona (2005-2008)

"Integrated Surface and Subsurface Response of Alluvial Basins to Ephemeral Stream Channel Recharge and Urban-Focused Recharge"

 

THE NWRI RONALD B. LINSKY FELLOW FOR OUTSTANDING WATER RESEARCH

Douglas Call, Pennsylvania State University (2007-2009)

"High-Efficiency Hydrogen Gas Production Using a Microbial Electrolysis Cell (MEC)"

Read more about Doug Call's research project.

 

THE NWRI-AMTA FELLOW FOR MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY

Kendra Colyar, University of Colorado at Boulder (2007)

"Optimization of Water Reuse in Biomass-to-Fuel Processing"

Read more about Kendra Colyar's research project.

 

Sandra Connelly, Miami University(2006-2007)

"Solar Ultraviolet Induced Changes in the DNA and Infectivity of Cryptosporidium parvum and Giardia spp."

 

Katharine G. Dahm, Colorado School of Mines (2010-2011)

"Evaluation of Coal Derived Organic Fouling of Desalination Membranes by Coalbed Methane Produced Water"

 

Bruce K. Daniels, University of California, Santa Cruz (2010)

"Impacts on the Terrestrial Water Cycle from Climate Change of Precipitation Magnitude, Pattern, Timing, and Intensity"

 

Christina Davis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (2007-2009)

"Simultaneous Prediction of Contaminant Removal and Particle Destabilization During Coagulation"

 

Sarahann Dow, University of Colorado, Boulder (2003-2004)

"Investigation of Bacillus Subtilis and Bacillus Megaterium Spore Inactivation Behavior for Enhanced Understanding of Disinfection Processes"

 

Anne Eischeid, Duke University (2007-2009)

"Fundamental Mechanisms in the Extreme Uultraviolet Resistance of Adenoviruses"

 

Hector Garcia, University of Texas at Austin (2008-2011)

"Enzyme-Enhanced Membrane Bioreactors: Upgrading Wastewater Treatment for Reuse"

 

Mikhail Gladkikh, University of Texas at Austin (2003-2004)

"A Priori Predictions of Macroscopic Behavior of Simple Porous Media"

Read about Mikhail Gladkikh's research project.

 

THE NWRI-AMTA FELLOW FOR MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY

Evan Hatekeyama, University of Colorado at Boulder (2008-2010)

"Development of a Novel Polymer Membrane with Uniform, Sub-1-Nanometer Pores for Desalination"

 

Lenore Hockley, University of South Florida (2002)

 

Melissa A. Kenney, Duke University (2006-2007)

"Which Nutrient Criteria Should States and Tribes Choose to Determine Water Body Impairment? Using Science and Judgment to Inform Decision-Making"

 

Joon Kim, University of California, Irvine (2001)

Read more about Joon Kim's research project.

 

THE JOINT NWRI-C.W. & MODENE NEELY FELLOW

Kristopher L. Kuhlman, University of Arizona (2005-2008)

"Extension and Implementation of the Laplace Transform Analytic Element Method (LT-AEM) for Efficient Simulation of Groundwater Resources"

Read more about Kris Kuhlman's research project.

 

THE NWRI-MWH FELLOW FOR ADVANCED WATER/WASTEWATER TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES

Manish Kumar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007-2009)

"Biomimetic Membranes for Water Treatment"

 

Boris Lau, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2004-2005)

"Improvement and Validation of Pilot-Scale Filtration on Emerging Pathogen Removal: The Effects of Nonporous Coating, Spiking Concentration, and Sampling Method"

Read more about Boris Lau's research project.

 

Hee Suk Lee, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2008-2009)

"Development of Rapid Detection Method of Somatic Coliphage as Viral Indicator of Source Water"

 

THE NWRI-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SALINITY COALITION FELLOW

Nancy Lin, University of California, Los Angeles (2007-2009)

"Development of Fouling/Scaling-Resistant Surface Nano-Structured Polyamide Reverse Osmosis/Nanofiltration Membranes"

Read more about Nancy Lin.

 

THE NWRI-AMTA FELLOW FOR MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY

Yaolin Liu, George Washington University (2010-2012)

“Biofouling of Forward Osmosis Membranes: Mechanisms and Fouling Control”

 

David C. Love, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2005-2007)

"Rapid Detection of Infectious Coliphages as Source-Tracking Viral Indicators of Fecal Contamination of Water"

 

Stephen Lyon, University of California, Irvine (1994-1996)

"The Microbial Ecology of Black Plug Layer in Chemically Stressed Turf Grass Soils"

 

Eric M. Lyster, University of California, Los Angeles (2005-2008)

"Concentration Polarization and Mineral Scaling in Membrane Desalination"

 

Luke MacDonald, Princeton University (2007-2009)

"Phosphate and Arsenic Sequestration on Iron Oxides: The Influence of Iron Reducing Bacteria on Phosphate and Arsenic Detention and Release Rates"

 

Katherine L. Meierdiercks, Princeton University (2006-2007)

"Humans and Hydrology: the Impact of Urban Form and Sprawl on Watershed-Scale Hydrology"

 

THE JOINT NWRI-CARGILL FELLOW

Kenneth L. Mercer, University of Massachusetts Amherst (2005-2008)

"Development and Application of a Treatment Model for High Ionic Strength Waste Streams"

Read more about Ken Mercer's research project.

 

Jeffrey A. Nason, University of Texas at Austin (2004-2006)

"Flocculation in Water Treatment: Modeling and Experiments"

Read about Jeff Nason's research project.

 

THE NWRI RONALD B. LINSKY FELLOW FOR OUTSTANDING WATER RESEARCH

Julie C. Padowski, University of Florida (2010-2011)

"A Combined Hydrological and Managerial Approach to Evaluating Urban Water Vulnerability"

 

NWRI-AMTA FELLOW FOR MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY

Michelle Marincel Payne, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2012-2013)

"Biomimetic Membranes for Desalination: Insertion Efficiency and Stability of Aquaporin Proteins in Synthetic Membranes"

 

Charles Phifer, University of Tennesse, Knoxville

 

Erik J. Rosenfeldt, Duke University (2005-2007)

"UV and UV/H2O2 Advanced Oxidation: A Theoretical, Practical, and Comparative Study of UV Processes Used to Treat Endocrine Disruptive Compounds in Drinking Water"

 

Deborah A. Ross, University of Michigan (2003-2004)

"The Treatment of Micropollutants in Potable Water"

 

Jennifer L. Smith, Cornell University (2005)

"Nanospheres Encased with DNA: A Novel Tracer to Detect Hydrologic Flowpaths"

 

THE NWRI-AMTA FELLOW FOR MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY

Eva Steinle-Darling, Stanford University (2007)

"Rejection of Trace Organics – Nitrosamines, Perfluorochemicals, and Others – via Reverse Osmosis and Nanofiltration: Influence of Feed and Solute Characteristics"

Read more about Eva Steinle-Darling's research project.

 

THE NWRI-AMTA FELLOW FOR MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY

Alberto Tiraferri, Yale University (2010-2012)

“Nanocomposite Polymeric Membranes for Enhanced Water and Energy Production in Membrane-Based Separation Processes”

 

Erin Towler, University of Colorado at Boulder (2007-2009)

"Drinking Water Quality and Climate Change: Planning in the Midst of Uncertainty"

 

THE NWRI-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SALINITY COALITION FELLOW

Kari Varin, University of California, Los Angeles (2010-2012)

“Water Desalination by Reverse Osmosis with Nanostructured Polymers”

 

Matt Wagner, Texas A&M University (2002-2003)

"Landowner Associations: Forums for Water and Land Conservation in Texas"

Read more about Matt Wagner's research project.

 

THE NWRI-AMTA FELLOW FOR MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY

Shane Walker, University of Texas at Austin (2008-2010)

"Improving the Recovery of Reverse Osmosis Desalination by Electrodialysis"

 

Sharon Walker, Yale University (2000-2003)

"Bacteria in Groundwater Environments"

Read more about Sharon Walker's research project.

 

Lisa Welsh, Utah State University (2010-2012)

“Water Policy Designs to Address Societal Transitions”

                                                                         

Joshua T. Wray, Arizona State University (2010-2012)

“Nitrate and Phosphorous Removal from Waste Streams using a Microalgae-Based Membrane Bioreactor with Improved Anti-Fouling Design”

 

Tom Zearley, University of Colorado at Boulder (2008-2011)

"The Influence of Adsorption and Attenuation on the Biodegradation of Trace Micropollutants"

 

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