It was a good end of the academic year for our group. First, Josh Benjamin was ccepted 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".
Summer is here and it is promising to be a busy season! Lots of field work in Tampa and the Keys, setting up our Eco Eng. physical analysis lab, theses, workshops, and conferences.
Here is Awet checking out one of our stormwater sampling locations.
This semester we have been fortunate to have two new members join our group, Loren and Osama. We are all glad you joined!