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Archived Seminars

Past seminars that have a recording for viewing are linked in the title.

Fall 2018

Fall seminars are held in the Rich Lab auditorium on Fridays at 2:30 pm.

August

Day Topic Speaker
24       Welcome Back / Introductions Dr. David Freedman
31 Lab Safety Overview

September

Day Topic Speaker
07 Solving a Water Quality Problem at the Anderson Regional joint Water Authority with Ozone Tony Reid, PE, BCEE
14

Reviving Microbial Fuel Cells: Peroxide as an Alternative Product to Electrical Power

Dr. Sudeep Popat
21

Amending Anaerobic Bioreactors with Pyrogenic Carbonaceous Materials

Dr. Douglas F. Call
28

A Multi-Scale Perspective of Geochemical Fate of Contaminants in Natural Systems

Vijay Vulava

October

Day   Topic                                                           Speaker
05  Zirconium Stable Isotope Fractionation during Magmatic Fractional Crystallization
Mauricio Ibanez-Mejia
12

Embracing Uncertainty: Breakthrough Method for Simulating the Response of a Complex Environmental System to Nonstationarity

Dr. Vijay Samadi
19

Craig will discuss cleanup strategies and progress at two nearby Superfund sites. TO BE HELD in HARDIN 100

Craig Zeller (EPA) 
26

AEESP Lecture: Converting Urban Organic Waste Streams into Sustainable Resources with Novel Anaerobic Bioprocesses To be held in Hardin 100

Dr. Lutgarde Raskin

November

Day  Topic                                                           Speaker
02

Of Glowing Pigs and Cat Scans:
Nuclear Facility Animal Control

Esteban Picazo
16 Who's in your Water Dr. Ameet J. Pinto
30

Laboratory and Field Studies of Neptunium and Uranium Vadose Zone Transport

Kathryn Peruski and Brennan Ferguson

Spring 2018

January 2018

Day Topic Speaker
12        Tapping into the Potential for Biochemical Production in Non-Conventional Yeast                         Mark Blenner (Clemson University)
19 “Years Of Living Dangerously”  A Dangerous Future - Documentary
26 Climate Change and Coastal Urbanization: A Recipe for Disaster for Coastal Ecosystem and Human Health Geoff Scott (University of South Carolina)

February

Day Topic Speaker
02 Multiscale Spatiotemporal Data Integration for Environmental Monitoring Haruko Wainwright (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)
09 Video showing of documentary “What Comes Out” made by Grace Beeler, North Carolina State University
16 GENERALIZED ELLIPSOMETRY BASED METHODS TO MEASURE AND VISUALIZE THE DEPOSITION OF TITANIUM DIOXIDE NANOPARTICLES ONTO MODEL ROUGH SURFACES Negin Kananizadeh (Clemson University)
23 CLEAN WATER:  THE POWER OF THE LAW Frank Holleman (Southern Environmental Law Center)

March

Day   Topic                                                           Speaker
02  Unraveling Organochlorine-respirers and Organochlorinel Paige Novak (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)
09 New Technologies for Acid Rock Drainage Treatment Katherine Zodrow (Montana Tech of the University of Montana)
16 A New Look at the Rare Earth Elements in the Georgia Kolins Crawford Elliott (Georgia State University)
30 Resource Recovery form Wastewater Using Bioelectrochemical Systems:  Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Zhen He (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

April

Day  Topic                                                           Speaker
06 The Wavelength Dependence of UV Water Treatment:…….are UV LEDs the Future? Karl Linden (University of Colorado Boulder)
13 Development of LaGrangian Microsensors for Evaluating Light in Microalgal Photobioreactors Joel Ducoste (North Carolina State University)
20 TBA Frank Dunnivant (Whitman College)

2017

January

Day Topic                                                            Speaker
13 Revealing a Hidden Mountain Range in Early North America Ruth Aronoff
19 From Borneo to the Middle East:  The Power of Karst Paleoclimate *Hydro Candidate - Stacy Carolin
26 Reducing Secondary organic Aerosol Formation from Gasoline Vehicle Exhaust *EES Candidate - Yunliang Zhao

February

Day Topic                                                            Speaker
02 Using Multiscale Measurements to Understand Air Pollution:  From Laboratory to Field Studies  *EES Candidate - Andrew R. Metcalf
09 Sandblasting the Landscape:  A Look into the Miocene-Pleistocene Central Asian Wind-Erosion and Dust Transport Record *Hydro Candidate - Alex Pullen
16 Ecgeomorphology of River Deltas:  Insights from Laboratory Experiments *Hydro Candidate - Anastasia Piliouras
23 Mitigating Urban Air Pollution and Energy Demand Using Numerical and Experimental Approaches *EES Candidate -  Zheming (Jeremy)Tong 

March

Day Topic                                                            Speaker
02 Stories in Sand: Unraveling the Past to Inform the Future *Hydro Candidate - Kelly Lazar
03 Exploring the Behavior of Biocomplex Systems and the Unintended Effects of Humans-Opportunities, Tools, and Challenges Rafael Munoz-Carpena
10 Direct-Push Jet Injection and 3-D Printed Conceptual Site Models – The Evolution of Two Innovative Technologies Chapman Ross
17 Life Cycle Assessment: Viewing Industrial Processes and Products with a System Lens Mary Ann Curran
24 *Spring Break* No Seminar
31 Model Calibration, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification in Scientific Computing: State-aware Calibration of Computer Models Sez Atamturktur (Clemson University)

April

Day Topic  Speaker
07 Water Supply Challenges in the U.S. Edward Bouwer
14 TCE Source Control Cleanup at the CTS Superfund Site in Asheville, NC Craig Zeller
21 Role of Bioelectrochemical Systems in Managing Water-Energy Nexus Issues Abhijeet Borole
28 Applications of GIS and UAV in Environmental Science Suresh Muthukrishnan

August

Day Topic Speaker
25         Welcome Back/Introductions                                        Dr. David Freedman

September

Day Topic Speaker
01 A Primer on Geotechnical and Environmental Services Work at Bunnell-Lammons Engineering (BLE) Dan Matz, Dan Osbourne and Trevor Benton (Bunnell-Lammons Engineering, Inc.)
08 Alternative Approaches to Improving Water Quality in Impaired Waters – New Approaches to TDML Development Graham Rich (Renewable Water Resources)
15 Gravity-driven hydraulic fractures Leonid Germanovich (Georgia Tech)
22 Managing Water Quality Through Innovations In Sediment Assessment And Remediation Danny Reible (Texas Tech University)
29 Radiation Protection:  How Did We Get Here, and Where Are We Going Donald Cool (Electric Power Research Institute)

October

Day   Topic                                                           Speaker
06  Radiation-Based Processes and Materials for Advanced Water Treatment Technologies Ezra Cates (Clemson University)
13 Applications of Multivariate Statistics and Associated Analyses in Microbial Ecology Vijay Shankar (Clemson University)
20 Flexible Biochemical Platforms or Resource Recovery From Waste Kartik Chandran (Columbia University)
27 Improving Water Efficiency:  7 Common Process Improvements Paul Bowen (Coca-Cola)

November

Day  Topic                                                           Speaker
03 Racial Disparities in Access to Municpal Water Service:  Water Quality, Health Impacts, and Costs Jackie MacDonald Gibson (UNC-Chapel Hill)
10 Cancelled  
17 Biofuel and Bioproducts Yi Zheng (Clemson University)

December

Day Topic                                                               Speaker
01 Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Performance Assessments – A Multi-Discipline Program Kent Rosenberger (Savannah River National Laboratory)

2016

January

Day Topic Speaker
08 Changing our views on old ideas to promote sustainable remediation: Fe(III) reduction does not inhibit the complete reductive dechlorination of tce Kevin Finneran
15 A Bird’s Eye View of Educational Research Cindy Lee
22 Research in Decision Making and Education for Sustainability Leidy Klotz
29 CO2 From the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Tim DeVol

February

Day Topic Speaker
05 Flood Frequency Estimation and Floodplain Policy John Grego
11 Environmental Implications of Landfill Leachate Organic Matter Stephanie Bolyard
18 CONTRIBUTION OF SEAWATER-SPECIFIC PHOTOCHEMICAL REACTIONS TO THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION OF ALGAL TOXINS AND BIOMOLECULES Kimberly M. Parker
25 Integrating Microbial Communities Into Drinking Water Systems Nadine Kotlarz

March

Day Topic Speaker
04 The Role of Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Understanding Perluoroalkyl Acid Contamination at Aqueous Fil,-Forming Foam Impacted Sites Chris Higgens
11 Expanding the Versatility of Membrane Distillation via Materials Innovation Shihong Lin
25 The Role of ‘the Big Picture’ in Environmental Protection over the Last 50 Years Ben Dysart

April

Day Topic Speaker
01 International Opportunities for Environmental Professionals: Case Study in Brazil James Henderson
08 TBA Gary Amy
14 Photocatalysis for Air Pollution Control and Energy-Related Applications Jean M. Andino
15 Plastic Waste Inputs from Land into the Ocean: Can We Come Together to Solve this Global Problem? Jenna Jambeck

August

Day Topic Speaker
19 Welcome Seminar David Freedman and Ezra Cates (Clemson)
26 Lab Safety Seminar Sam Forrest (Clemson)

September

Day Topic Speaker
02

Integrating Tiny Houses into the American Urban Fabric: A Comparative Case Study of Land Use Policy Change in the Carolinas

Krista Evans (Clemson)
09 Linking Mantle to Microbe in Serpentinite-Hosted Systems Susan Lang (USC)
16 The Global Challenge for Water Supply: Is Seawater Desalination a Sustainable Solution? Menachem Elimelech (Yale)
23 Photovoltaics: Sustainable Energy Conversion Technology for Sustainable Global Economic Growth Rajendra Singh (Clemson)
30 Microbes making electricity: Using electrodes to probe the respiratory metabolism of dissimilatory iron-reducing bacteria Sudeep Popat (Clemson)

October

Day Topic Speaker
07 Molecular Biogeochemistry for Critical Environmental Issues: Climate Change, Nano-Material Pollution And Antibiotic Resistance Yu Yang (U of Nevada-Reno)
14 Leadership Lessons Learned In Three Decades Of Nuclear Work Thomas D'Agostino (Fluor)
21

Lignocellulosic Biomass Utilization Through a Hybrid Conversion Platform and a New Algae Cultivation Technology for Wastewater Treatment

Zhiyou Wen (Clemson)
28 Everything You Wanted To Know About AOPs But Were Afraid To Ask Gary Hunter (Black and Veatch)

November

Day Topic Speaker
04 TBA David Mencin (UNAVCO)
11 Advanced materials for water treatment Danmeng Shuai (George Washington University)
18 Research Opportunities in Dominica Scott Brame (Clemson)
25 Thanksgiving break No Seminar

2015

January

Day Topic Speaker
09 Inhibitory and Synergistic Interactions During Biodegradation of Chlorinated Organic Compounds David Freedman (Clemson)
16 Field study of groundwater transit times and pollutant nitrogen fluxes at the groundwater-stream interface in the North Carolina coastal plain David Genereux (Dept. of Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences; North Carolina State University)
23 Cindy Lee (Clemson)
30 Visual Feedback Todd MacDonald (Clemson)

February

Day Topic Speaker
06 Barr von Oehson (Clemson)
13 Christopher Sanborn (University of Connecticut; Physics)
20 Tim Strathmann
27 Science During Crisis: An Introduction to the DOI Strategic Sciences Group Gary Machlis (Clemson)

March

Day Topic Speaker
06 Frank Hollerman (Southern Environmental Law Center)
13 Delef Knappe

April

Day Topic Speaker
03
10
17
24

August

Day Topic Speaker
21 Welcome Back Seminar
28 Safety Seminar Sam Forrest
31 TBA

September

Day Topic Speaker
04 TBA Matthew Heun & Becky Haney
11 TBA Patricia Carbajales
18 TBA
25 Engineers Without Borders

October

Day Topic Speaker
02 TBA Morgan Young
09 TBA Dan Kaplan
16 TBA Hitchcock
23 TBA Gerald Hill
30 Kappe Lecture Jay Banner

November

Day Topic Speaker
06 TBA Alex Chow
13 TBA Patricia Carbajales
20 TBA Baoxia Mi
27 Thanksgiving Break

December

Day Topic Speaker
04 TBA