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Archived Seminars

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

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
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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