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Students Win Poster Awards at Environmental Engineering Conference

Three CCEE graduate students in Environmental Engineering received poster awards at the joint North Carolina American Water Works Association (NC AWWA) / Water Environment Federation (NC WEA) 95th annual conference in Raleigh, NC in November 2015. Jonathan Moreno-Barbosa (PhD candidate; advised by Dr. Detlef Knappe) won first place for his poster titled Implications of Potential New Regulatory Scenarios for the Removal of Carcinogenic Volatile Organic Compounds by Granular Activated Carbon, Catalina Lopez-Velandia (PhD candidate; advised by Dr. Detlef Knappe) won second place for her poster titled 1,4-dioxane: Occurrence, Sources and Treatment Options for an Emerging Surface Water Contaminant, and Amanda Karam and Catherine McMillan (PhD candidates; advised by Dr. Francis de los Reyes, Dr. Joel Ducoste, Dr. Jim Levis, and Dr. Ranji Ranjithan) won third place for their poster titled Photochemical Micro-sensors for Evaluating Light Distributions within Photosynthetic Bioreactors for Biofuel Production.