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Assistant Professor Boris Lau of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been awarded a grant of $500,000 from the prestigious National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program to study the behavior of natural and engineered nanoparticles in our waterways and water supplies. Lau’s CAREER project will not only inform the scientists who synthesize nanoparticles how to design them to be more environmentally friendly, but it will also provide invaluable information for removing nanoparticles in water...

Dr. Richard Palmer and graduate research assistant Katie Booras traveled to Baltimore, MD for the kick-off meeting of a new project funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sectoral Applications Research Program (SARP).  The title of the project is “Developing a Basin-Wide Framework for Drought Forecasting and Planning in the Chesapeake Bay Region” and the project is funded over a two year period.  UMass teamed with the consulting firm Hazen and Sawyer to conduct this research.  This project will focus on the use of streamflow forecasts and their application...

The UMass Amherst Research Next website has published an article about researchers Casey Brown, Patrick Ray and Sungwook Wi – part of the Hydrological Systems Research Group led by Brown in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department – who have received the Climate Science Service Award from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR), which recognizes their contributions to developing a climate change vulnerability assessment for...

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...