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Update Fall 2017

Posted on December 8th, 2017

Updates for Fall 2017:

  • Welcome two new graduate students, Erica Wiener and Monica McFadden! They are both first year graduate students in the SWD program on the PhD track. Erica will be studying fungal transformation as a bioremediation tool, and comes to us form the University of Colorado. She is also an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Monica is co-advised with David Cwiertny and will be studying the fate and transformation of herbicide safeners. She comes to us from the University of Notre Dame. Welcome both!
  • Greg gave a talk at the Iowa Drinking Water Conference in Des Moines on neonicotinoids
  • Greg gave a talk at the Iowa Stormwater Conference on fate and removal of dissolved pollutants
  • Greg represented “Engineering” by giving the talk at the UIowa Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing fall conference.
  • We have received funding from a USGS NIWR grant to study fate and impacts of pharmaceuticals in an effluent dominated stream. UIowa is the lead institution for the $500k project (LeFevre is PI), and is in collaboration with USGS researchers at the IL-IA Water Science Center + Leetown Science Center, and the UW-Milwaukee.
  • Greg gave two talks at the Marquette University Micropollutants workshop; one on stormwater, one on neonicotinoids.
  • Greg, Claire, Hui, and Danielle all presented at the 2017 SETAC North America meeting
  • Kathryn Klarich defended her MS Thesis! Congratulations!