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June 12, 2013

Congratulations to the Class of 2013

Recipients of a Ph.D. degree in Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering

The following Ph.D. graduates completed a doctoral thesis describing significant research contributions to their field:

John Bendick May 2013, High Shear Rotary Membrane System Enhancements for Naval Wastewaters MENTOR: Brian Reed

Philip Gidly Dec. 2012, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Transport in Amended Sediment Caps MENTOR: Upal Ghosh

Hui Guo May 2013, Development of Chromatofocusing Techniques Employing Mixed-Mode Column Packings for Biomolecule Separations MENTOR: Doug Frey

Angele Kwimi May 2013, Interaction of As(III), As(V) and PO4 with Fe Oxide Impregnated Activated Carbons: Modeling Multisorbate Adsorption using the Surface Complexation Approach MENTOR: Brian Reed

Recipients of a Master of Science degree in Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering

The following M.S. graduates completed a thesis describing original research endeavors:

Helena Gaifem, Dec. 2012 The Influence of Neural Stem Cells on the Degradation of Poly(Ethylene) Glycol Hydrogel Scaffolds MENTOR: Jennie Leach

Priyanka Gupta, May 2013 Completely Non-invasive Monitoring of Dissolved Oxygen in Disposable Small Scale Cell Culture Devices MENTOR: Govind Rao

Sunsanee Kanjananimmanot, May 2013 Noninvasive Transdermal Glucose Monitoring using a Fluorescent Glucose Binding Protein MENTOR: Govind Rao

Shengchun Liu, May 2013 The Influence of Micro-patterned Surface on the Formation of Staphylococcus aureus Biofilm MENTOR: Julia Ross

Jacob Sarnecki, Dec 2012 Using Genome Scale Metabolic Models to Determine the Similarity of the Crabtree and Warburg Elfects MENTOR: Mariajose Castellanos

Shelby Vargo, Aug. 2012 Cell Response to Hydrogel Tissue Scalfolds MENTOR: Jennie Leach

Bo Wang, Dec. 2012 Polychlorinated Biphenyls in Fish from Maryland Waters MENTOR: Upal Ghosh

Yunqian Wei, Aug. 2012 Polyethylene Glycol-Peptide Hydrogels as Affinity Growth Factor Release Scalfolds MENTOR: Jennie Leach

The following M.S. graduates completed Master level course work and also worked with Faculty Mentors in their laboratories:

Opeyemi Ajayi, Dec. 2012 Developing Chemical Genetic Profiling Methods for Fungi MENTOR: Mark Marten

Chijioke Irrechukwu, May 2013

Sivesh Muthuswarmy, Dec. 2012 Quantifying morphology of autophagy deficient fugal mutants MENTOR: Mark Marten

Brian O'Hara, Dec 2012 Studying processes using differential equations MENTOR: Mariajose Castellanos

Payam Rezaei, May 2013 Large scale sorting of nanoparticles MENTOR: Doug Frey

Nicholas Selock, May2013 C02 Sensor Development MENTOR:Govind Rao

Recipients of Bachelor's of Science degree in Chemical Engineering

Omar M. Ahmed, B.S.
Saqib M. Ashraf, B.S.
Natalie A. Austin, B.S.
Henry 0. Ayoola, B.S.
Zach Bailey, B.S. HONORS: Cum Laude
Adithya Balasubramanian, B.S. HONORS: Summa Cum Laude, Certificate: Honors College
Catherine H. Brown, B.S. Minor: Psychology
Keisha M. Carr, B.S. HONORS: Cum Laude
Rosilyn J. Chirayath, B.S.
Carole-Anne G. Dallo, B.S.
Andrew Dillon, B.S.
Eli Y. Eisenberg, B.S. HONORS: Magna Cum Laude
Azra Hosie, B.S. Minor: Modern Languages and Linguistics
Lilian C. Johnson, B.S. HONORS: Magna Cum Laude; Certificate: Honors College
Nikolaus H. Jost, B.S. HONORS: Cum Laude; Certificate: Honors College
Phillip H. Kang, B.S. HONORS: Magna Cum Laude
Virgil Ketner, B.S. Second Major: Chemistry
Bryan Y. Kim, B.S.
Dongxue Li, B.S.
Hung Lu, B.S.
Joshua M. Martin, B.S.
Jennifer E. Mohr, B.S.
Satomi Morimoto, B.S.
Brittany A. Nordmark, B.S. HONORS: Cum Laude
Chiazor Tolu Nwachukwu, B.S.HONORS: Magna Cum Laude
David J. Ring, B.S. HONORS: Magna Cum Laude; Minor: Mathematics; Certificate: Honors College
Elham Safavi, B.S.
Marc A. Scimonelli, B.S.
Eugene Shin, B.S.
Robert L. Temple, B.S.
Jonathan E. Tourgee, B.S.
Brianna Grace Trankle, B.S.
Camille Q. Vu, B.S. HONORS: Magna Cum Laude
Christopher L. Yankaskas, B.S. HONORS: Summa Cum Laude
Talat Zeini, B.S.

June 25, 2013

Our students are accomplishing great things!

Aditi%20Bhaskar.jpegCongratulations to Environmental Engineering graduate student Aditi Bhaskar for receiving a Rising Young Star award at the 2013 Gordon Conference on Catchment Science, which was held Jun 16-21, 2013 in Andover, NH.

Regular conference meetings were preceded by a two-day Gordon Research Seminar, in which graduate students and post-doctoral investigators met as a group to share and discuss their cutting-edge research, build new scientific collaborations and prepare for their interactions with more senior scientists. The goal of the symposium was to promote networking among the young people in advance of the conference in a non-threatening, low-key environment. Students were required to apply in order to be allowed to give oral presentations, and the top three outstanding oral presentations were selected by a vote of all seminar attendees. Rising Young Star recipients were then given the honor of presenting their work to the general conference.

Ms. Bhaskar, who is a research assistant in the Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education (CUERE), did a wonderful job giving her presentation and received congratulations from attendees from around the world, many of whom are senior and well known scientists. CBEE is very proud of her remarkable achievement!

June 27, 2013

Help send Engineers Without Borders - UMBC back to Kenya


In January 2013, the EWB-UMBC team traveled to Isongo, Kenya for an assessment trip, during which they successfully established relationships with the residents, mapped the community, analyzed the water quality, and surveyed residents on water, sanitation, and hygiene. Now the group is planning an implementation trip for January 2014 to install a clean water system that will benefit 500 people from Isongo.

But they can’t make the trip without your help.

How can you help?

Your donation makes two things possible: (1) Development of a clean water supply for the community of Isongo, Kenya and (2) transformative experiences for UMBC students interested in international, humanitarian work. You can also help the EWB-UMBC project by spreading the word to your friends, family, and co-workers. Money raised will help pay for materials and tools needed to drill wells in Isongo, as well as travel and lodging costs for student volunteers.
With your help, EWB-UMBC hopes to raise $20,050 to send a team of 6 students to Kenya to complete this important project.

For more information or to donate, please visit EWB-UMBC's crowdfunding page.