Lutgarde Raskin

Team Led by CEE Professor Lutgarde Raskin Awarded Blue Sky Grant

Date: August 2, 2018

Artificial photosynthesis that’s 10 to 100 times more efficient than plants for a sustainable vehicle fuel. A machine-learning-based approach for making “nanobiotics” to fight drug-resistant bacteria. New ways to take carbon dioxide out of the air and turn it into useful products. And designs for urban water systems that harness the microbial communities that live in our...

Katherine Dowdell

Student Katherine Dowdell Selected for NWRI-Biolargo Graduate Fellowship

Date: August 2, 2018

Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD student Katherine Dowdell was selected by the National Water Research Institute (NWRI) to receive an NWRI-Biolargo Graduate Fellowship to support her research project on optimizing filter backwashing practices to reduce pathogens in drinking water. Katherine (Kate) is advised by Professor Lutgarde Raskin.

The NWRI-BioLargo Fellowship research...

Matthew Bartos

Student Matt Bartos Chosen as Beyster Fellow

Date: July 27, 2018

PhD candidate Matt Bartos was recently chosen by the College of Engineering as a 2018-2019 fellow for the J. Robert Beyster Computational Innovation Graduate Fellows Program.

As a Beyster Fellow, he will be working to build a new generation of smart stormwater systems that use real-time sensing and control to mitigate flooding, reduce runoff pollution and save human lives. Matt’s...


University of Michigan Hosts MDOT Student Interns

Date: July 19, 2018

On Thursday, the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) hosted twenty student interns from the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program (TDRP) for a full day of presentations, tours and discussion sessions.

The TDRP is a partnership between MDOT and Michigan colleges and universities that offers on-the-job training to...

Jim Sygo

In Memoriam: Jim J. Sygo (1949 – 2018)

Date: July 18, 2018

Jim J. Sygo (BSE ’71, MSE ’74), former Deputy Director of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, passed away on Friday, July 6, 2018, at the age of 68.

Born July 16, 1949 in Dearborn, Michigan, Sygo earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in meteorology and oceanography from the University of Michigan. He worked in the State of Michigan...

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