The World Water Day of 2023 is definitely special to us, as our first lead-PI project was selected by DOE NAWI for funding. This is a 2-year, multi-institute project led by our team at Auburn, with collaborators from LBNL, Rice, EPRI, and the Water Tower. With this grant, we will be able to hire a second postdoc to join our lab!
This project is primarily based on preliminary results obtained by our current lab members, including Dr. Ao Xie, Zilan Yang, and Jason Zhao. Let’s keep up the good work!
This year, we have seven students presenting their research at the AL/MS Water Conference, including 4 students from the University of South Alabama and 3 students from Auburn University. Jason represents our lab well and delivered a great poster presentation. Congrats!
This year, about 140 engineering students attended the Graduate Engineering Research Showcase (GERS) to share their research ideas across a broad audience. Among them, 17 students are recognized by the multidisciplinary judges from the College of Engineering, including 8 college-level awards (top 3 awards plus 5 honorable mentions) and 9 department-level awards.
Zilan Yang from our group presented the electrochemical selenium removal research work and received an Honorable Mention at the College of Engineering level. Congrats!
Our incoming group member, Ms. Zilan Yang, receives the Walt and Virginia Woltosz Fellowship from the College of Engineering. Zilan will join this summer and start as a Ph.D. student in the Zou lab. Congrats!
I’m appointed as a Via Teaching Scholar this semester at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Thrilled to have the opportunity to teach CEE3104 “Introduction to Environmental Engineering”! Looking forward to this journey with 38 undergrads in my class.