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EEE faculty members, students receive grants from Center for the Environment

Several EEE faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students received grants from the Center for the Environment (C4E) in Purdue’s Discovery Park to fund collaborative research on interdisciplinary environmental challenges.

The following EEE proposals were selected to receive seed grant awards:

  • “Distribution of Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFASs) in Indiana Aquatic Ecosystems Implications for Wildlife Health”
    • Linda Lee, Head, Ecological Sciences & Engineering Interdisciplinary Graduate Program, Courtesy Faculty, Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Professor of Agronomy
  • “Monitoring Water Quality by Teachers and Students in Rural Schools and Communities in Developing Countries”
    • Chad Jafvert, Professor, Lyles School of Civil Engineering, and Environmental and Ecological Engineering
    • John Howarter, Assistant Professor, Materials Engineering and Environmental & Ecological Engineering
    • Lindsey Payne, Director Service-Learning, Office of Engagement, and Assistant Professor, Environmental & Ecological Engineering
  • “A Chemical Mixture Conundrum: Leaching and Toxicological Assessment of Drinking Water in Contact with Crosslinked Polyethylene (PEX) Pipes”
    • C. Ley; NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Environmental and Ecological Engineering
    • Andrew Whelton, Assistant Professor, Lyles School of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering
  • "Sustainable Urban Energy-Water Demand Nexus During Heatwaves and Droughts”
    • Roshanak Nateghi, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering & Environmental and Ecological Engineering
    • P. Suresh Rao, Lee A. Reith Chair & Distinguished Professor, Lyles School of Civil Engineering & Department of Agronomy & Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Additionally, C4E also announced two summer research internships for undergraduate students to work with a C4E faculty affiliate member-mentor on research projects related to the environment.

  • “Indicators for the Environmental and Ecological Sustainability of the Planet”
    • M. Galiana, Junior, Industrial Engineering
    • Faculty Affiliate: Roshanak Nateghi, Assistant Professor of Environmental and Ecological Engineering and Industrial Engineering and Inez Hua, Professor, Lyles School of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering  
  • “Assessing Building Drinking Water Chemical and Microbiological Quality in a Home, Office, and School”
    • Q. Wang, Sophomore, College of Engineering, program selection underway targeting Environmental and Ecological Engineering
    • Faculty Affiliate: Andrew Whelton, Assistant Professor, Lyles School of Civil Engineering and Environmental and Ecological Engineering

 

A full list of recipients can be found at http://bit.ly/2IBneM2.