UVA’s Environmental Resilience Institute has awarded us a seed grant for Assessing Cost-effectiveness of Resilient Energy Systems (ACRES) within the United States. This will allow us to renew our collaboration with Prof. Mark White, and also build new partnerships with Prof. Bill Epling (ChE Chair) and Drs. Sha Yu and Gokul Iyer, scientists of a highly influential integrated assessment modeling group at JGCRI. The project builds on the modeling work of PhD Student Udayan Singh. Stay tuned for updates!
A review paper on attenuation, transport, and management of estrogens has been co-authored by Kassandra Grimes and Prof. Colosi-Peterson in Chemosphere. The review gives important strategies to counter estrogenicity in the environment.
Jasmin Melara presented a poster entitled “Can oceanic bioenergy crops deliver sustainable carbon mitigation? Insights from a spatially explicit environmental life-cycle assessment” in the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage. This event was held at Les Diablerets, Switzerland during May 5-10, 2019 and Jasmin received financial support from the organizers for attending and presenting at this event. Congratulations!
Prof. Colosi-Peterson has been awarded the 2019 Civil Engineering Teaching Award “in recognition of outstanding teaching accomplishments and dedicated commitment to students”. This is the second time she has received this award after 2010 and marks the end to an extraordinarily productive semester for this group under her dynamic leadership.
Our student, Udayan Singh, co-chaired the technical session on Environment and Healthcare session in the Systems & Information Design Symposium (SIEDS 2019). This is an annual symposium organized by the Systems program of ESE.
Our Graduate Student, Erica Loudermilk has been recognized with the Graduate Research Fellowship of the National Science Foundation. She will receive an honorarium of $12,000 to be placed towards tuition and also an annual stipend of $34,000 for three years. This makes two recipients of this fellowship in our group, apart from Kassie Grimes. Congratulations Erica!
Graduate student Udayan Singh has been selected for the William L. Ballard Jr. Endowed Graduate Fellowship by the School of Engineering and Applied Science! This fellowship honors graduate students in Engineering who have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership qualities, and financial need, and will be instrumental in supporting Udayan’s work on navigating cleaner energy futures.
At the CPRC SETAC Annual Meeting in Caanan Valley, WV, Erica received the third place in the poster competition! She showcased her ongoing work on the evaluation of an algae-mediated treatment in mitigating antibiotic resistance in wastewater treatment plant effluents. Congratulations!
UVA Today has featured Kassie Grimes‘ participation in the Mirzayan Fellowship program today. She is one of the four fellows selected for this prestigious honor from UVA – which happens to be the most represented university in this program!
In the ESE Grad Symposium held at Darden, the first place went to our lab’s Udayan Singh for his work on the geospatial scoping of carbon-negative bioenergy in the United States! The poster was extremely well-received by faculty, students and prospective students. Twenty posters were presented overall, showcasing the department’s work in areas ranging from climate change, structural research, healthcare and hydrology.