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Dr. Chul Park traveled to the Department of Chemical Engineering at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in Japan to give an invited talk discussing two topics of his recent research: anaerobic side-steam reactor (ASSR) sludge reduction technology and algal-sludge granules for wastewater treatment and bioenergy recovery during wastewater treatment.

Later that month, Dr. Park also presented a lecture at Korea Construction and Life Safety Technology Institute on wastewater treatment using an algal-sludge granule process.

(December 2014)

According to a UMass News Office press release and an article in the Springfield Republican, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell recently announced that the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) at UMass Amherst is awarding nearly $690,000 to universities and other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges, and other cultural and natural resources in planning how to help species and ecosystems adapt to climate change. Richard Palmer, head of the...

A long feature story in the Daily Hampshire Gazette looks at David A. Reckhow, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at UMass Amherst, who, along with his colleagues has received a $4.1-million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a national center for research aimed at assisting small-sized drinking water systems. Governor Deval L. Patrick and a top state...

Associate Professor Casey Brown of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department has won the Climate Science Service Award from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). Brown has overseen the work of his two team-members, Research Assistant Professor Dr. Patrick Ray and Postdoctoral Research Associate Dr. Sungwook Wi, on the award-winning project. The citation from the DWR noted that this research team has “worked with DWR on a climate change vulnerability assessment for DWR’s State Water Project (SWP) facilities. Their close coordination with DWR has ensured that the...

Cole Fitzpatrick of the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) Department was one of three doctoral candidates from the University of Massachusetts Amherst to receive Eugene M. Isenberg Scholar Awards of $10,000 apiece. The other two Isenberg award winners were Yueran Zhuo and David Agogo from the Operations and Information Management Department at the Isenberg School of Management.

The awards were established by the late Eugene M. Isenberg ('50, former CEO of Nabors Industries, Inc.) and his wife Ronnie Isenberg to aid UMass Amherst graduate students who demonstrate...