Congratulations to Michelle Platz on successfully impressing all her committee members during her proposal defense. Michelle’s dissertation working title is Characterization of net community metabolism among restored coral communities in the Florida Keys.
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: https://www.usbr.gov/newsroom/newsrelease/detail.cfm?RecordID=66943
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 was just awarded the USF Signature Fellowship for the remaining two years of her PhD. Way to go Charlotte!
What do you do when you are stuck in Phnom Penh without field work permits? Here is an review article just published in Current Opinions in Environmental Sustainability: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2019.01.002
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 (https://www.florida-stormwater.org/scholarship), and presented her research at AUG in Washington DC. Way to wrap up the year!
Congratulations Mohit Kaura for succesfully defending his MS thesis "The Role of Forests in Securing Hydropower Needs of Cambodia"! Best wishes to Mohit on his next adventures.
Congratulations to Awet Tsegay for succesfully defending his thesis "Underground Stormwater Treatment Performance in Urban Coastal Catchments: Case Study of Baffle Boxes in the City of Tampa".