Lab News:  (see also https://twitter.com/WE3Lab)

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Dr. Daniel Gingerich and Dr. Paul Welle have successfully defended their dissertations in EPP.  Congrats to you both!
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Congratulations to the CMU Africa Graduates!  It was inspiring to hear about your vision for transforming East African development with your ICT and ECE backgrounds.
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Check out our recent publications on high salinity brine treatment
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Prof. Mauter is honored by the CIT Dean's Early Career Fellowship.  Much thanks to her colleagues and students for supporting the work of the WE3lab!
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Welcome to ChemE MS student Mukta and CEE MS students Nikita and Shounak, who joined the lab to work on membrane distillation processes!  
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Welcome to MSE undergraduate student Ashutosh Sharma, who joined the lab to work on separation processes for high salinity water treatment.  
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Prof. Mauter is honored to be awarded the 2017 James J. Morgan Early Career Lectureship, and continues to be inspired by Prof. Morgan's life story
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Six group members gave fantastic talks at ACS in Philly.  Nice work everyone!
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Arpita Iddya accepts a PhD position at University of California Riverside. Best of luck, Arpita! 
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Megan Leitch successfully defends her dissertation!
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Prof. Mauter is a PI for an NSF award titled "Collaborative Research: INFEWS: N/P/H2O: Remote and autonomous sensing for managing the economic and environmental consequences of salinity-impacted agricultural waterways."
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Lab members Daniel Gingerich, Daniel Sun, Arpita Iddya, Sneha Shanbhag, Julie Fornaciari, Tim Bartholemew and Paul Welle will accompany Prof. Mauter to ACS in Philadeplphia in Aug, 2016.
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Prof. Mauter will be speaking on the technoeconomic feasibility carbon capture and sequestration at coal fired power plants at the 2016 US/EU FOE to be held in Finland.  
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Prof. Mauter is looking forward to seeing colleagues and sharing her research during an invited talk at the Membrane Materials and Processes GRC in July, 2016.
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Prof. Mauter is looking forward to seeing colleagues and sharing her research during an invited talk at the Environmental Sciences: Water GRC in June, 2016.
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Prof. Mauter's NSF CAREER award on "Integrated Water, Energy, and Emissions Decision-Making for a Low-Carbon Future with Coal Fired Power Plants" has been recommended through the Environmental Engineering program.
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Prof. Mauter is co-organizing the 2017 German American Frontiers of Engineering (GAFOE) research symposium and coordinating a session on "Water: Purification, Desalination, Managing Fresh Water Supply" 
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Megan Leitch authors paper on Bacterial Nanocellulose Aerogel Membranes: Novel High-Porosity Materials for Membrane Distillation in collaboration with Prof. Greg Lowry of CEE.
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Students Steve and Mahnoush are authors on our recent paper in JACS with Prof. Kumar's group at Penn State.  
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Prof. Mauter participated in the US/UK Workshop on Unconventional Oil and Gas Development co-sponsored by NSF.
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Profs. Mauter and Asatekin (Tufts) were awarded NSF funding to study the role of nanopatterned surfaces on reducing foulant adsorption.  
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First year student, Sneha Shanbhag, and third year student, Paul Welle, were each awarded conference travel funding.  Look for their talks at the upcoming CDI conference and the Society for Risk Analysis annual meeting!
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Daniel Gingerich, 3rd year student in EPP, was recently recognized with an AEESP presentation award for his talk at AEESP 2015 at Yale.  Congrats!
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Prof. Mauter and Prof. Grossmann were awarded an EQT Energy Seed Grant, administered by the Wilson E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University, to model tradeoffs in cost and environmental impact minimization in natural gas development.  
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Prof. Mauter was recognized with a NAMS Young Membrane Scientist Award.  The award will be formally presented at the NAMS meeting in Boston this summer. 
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Prof. Mauter recently returned from Cape Town, where she was serving on the Academy of Sciences of South Africa (ASSAf) panel to assess the technical readiness of the country to extract shale gas in the Karoo.  The complete report will be published in July, 2015.
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The lab has a twitter account!  @WE3Lab
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Daniel Gingerich wins the Phillips & Huang Family Foundation Fellowship award and Paul Welle wins the Bradford and Diane Smith Fellowship. A big congrats to both students!
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Daniel Gingerich, Steve Klara, Megan Leitch, and Xingshi Zhou presented their work at AICHE in Atlanta.  Lots of good feedback on their work!
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Prof. Mauter has received a courtesy appointment in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at CMU.  Interested students may now apply to the WE3 lab through the departments of Engineering & Public Policy, Chemical Engineering, Civil & Environmental Engineering, or Materials Science & Engineering.  
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Undergraduate researcher, Alexandra Newby, was awarded a Small Undergraduate Research Grant (SURG).  Congrats!
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Post-doc Jesse Wouters joined the Mauter and Whitacre labs to work on CDI.  Welcome!
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Daniel Gingerich and Xingshi Zhou received GUSH funding for their research on using FO to treat power plant waste waters. Xingshi also received GSA support to attend the AICHE conference in Atlanta this fall.  Congrats! 
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Steve Klara, a 3rd year PhD student in Chemical Engineering, has joined the NEEP IGERT program.  
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Prof. Mauter, Prof. Dzombak, and Prof. Siirola were recently awarded a grant from DOE to investigate the applicability of low temperature heat for treating wastewater at electric power generation facilities
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Undergraduates Sara Kelly (Senior, ChemE/EPP), Alex Newby (Junior, ChemE/EPP), and Kamakshi Sharma (Senior, CEE) have joined the WE3 lab for the year.  
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Risks and Risk Governance in Unconventional Shale Gas Development,  Published in ES&T.  Available here
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EPP PhD student, Daniel Gingerich, led a session on water and energy in this year's Summer Center for Climate Energy and Environmental Decision Making (SUCCEED) Program
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Rising senior, Sara Kelley, is a SURF fellow this summer.  Congrats!
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EPP PhD student, Daniel Gingerich, has been awarded a 2014-2015 Fellowship from the Steinbrenner Institute for the Environment for his work on assessing the feasibility of waste heat capture and use for water treatment processes.  
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Regional variation in the Environmental Impacts of Shale Gas Development Published in ES&T.  Available here
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Prof. Mauter and Prof. Whitacre awarded an NSF grant to study novel materials for capacitive deionization
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Burcu Beykal, a first year student in ChemE, has joined the lab.  Hoş geldin!
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Sara Kelly, has been awarded a Small Undergraduate Research Grant (SURG) from the CMU Office for Undergraduate Research.  Congratulations!
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Prof. Mauter recently gave an invited seminar at the 7th annual conference on Environmental Chemistry in Guiyang, China.  
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Sara Kelly, dual major in ChemE and EPP, has joined the lab to work on biomacromolecular adsorption to block copolymers.  Welcome!
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Megan Leitch is visiting Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland from September through December.
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EPP PhD students Daniel Gingrich and Kyle Gracy have joined the research group.  Welcome!
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Prof. Mauter was hosted by Profs. Moshe Herzberg and Yoram Oren at Ben Gurion University in Sde. Boker, Israel for a week. 
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A joint grant between BGU and CMU was funded by the Israel-U.S. Binational Science Foundation.  The work will address colloidal and biological deposition to charged surfaces
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Graduate student Lauren Strahs will visit the lab of Dr. Moshe Herzberg of Ben Gurion University this summer.  Her visit is supported by the NSF IGERT program, an NSF SEES grant, and a PITA grant with Aquatech.
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Prof. Mauter presents work at the NRC workshop on the risks of unconventional natural gas extraction. View here.
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Undergraduates Sam Cheang and Bennett Kriete have joined the lab for the summer. Welcome!
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Prof. Mauter was named a 2013 Wimmer Fellow.  More details here
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Surface Density Effects of E.coli  Gene Expression paper accepted in ES&T
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Megan Leitch receives an NSF travel award to pursue research in Finland.  Congrats!