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CEE Prof. Lut Raskin Featured at November 15 Lecture

Distinguished University Professors to speak

Distinguished University Professor Lut Raskin of CEE is one of three faculty members who have received one of the University of Michigan’s top honors and will talk about their career work before a virtual and in-person audience Nov. 15.

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Lutgarde Raskin

Prof. Raskin and Distinguished University Professors  Joel Slemrod and Karen Smith will speak at 4 p.m. ET in the Alexander G. Ruthven Building’s University Hall. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The event also will be livestreamed on the U-M YouTube channel at

Prof. Lut Raskin is the Vernon L. Snoeyink Distinguished University Professor of Environmental Engineering. She also is the Altarum/ERIM Russell D. O’Neal Professor of Engineering, associate dean for academic programs and initiatives, and professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering.

In their recommendation to the Board of Regents, Susan M. Collins, then provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, and Michael Solomon, Rackham Graduate School dean and vice provost for academic affairs, wrote, “Professor Raskin’s work strives to use sustainable design approaches to understand and improve the engineered water cycle microbiome.

“She is a pioneer in the field of applied microbial ecology and has fundamentally shaped how microbial-ecology based research can be applied to solve problems in critical areas of pollution control, clean water, and renewable energy.”

Raskin’s presentation will provide an overview of her research contributions focused on managing microbiomes in existing urban water infrastructure and development of sustainable biotechnologies for our collective urban future.


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Mason Hinawi

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