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New project funded by the Bureau of Reclamation!

Our project “Effective energy recovery in desalination and water reclamation utilities through pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO)” was one of the 30 selected for funding through the Desalination and Water Purification Research Program. Fun times to come for PhD candidate Josh on building and experimenting with a bench-scale PRO system!

More info on the Bureau’s website:

End of Spring Accomplishments

It was a good end of the academic year for our group. First, Josh Benjamin was accepted to PhD candidancy after defending his proposal “Desalination Energy Recovery through Pressure Retarded Osmosis: A Techno-Economic Assessment”. Second, undergrad researcher Carlee Chaffin won the CEE Department’s Outstanding Graduation Award during the Induction of the Engineer Ceremony. Congrats to both Josh and Carlee!!

Charlotte accepted to PhD Candidancy

Congratulations to Charlotte Haberstroh for successfully defending her PhD proposal "Plastic Pollution in Coastal Urban Rivers: Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Plastic Release and Transport". Soon after her defense, Charlotte also accepted the Florida Stormwater Association Scholarship (, and presented her research at AUG in Washington DC. Way to wrap up the year!