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Highlights

  • Feb 2010 Sarah Triolo wins the Harrison Undergraduate Research Award.
  • Jan 2010 Kathryn Stobel wins Rodman Sustainability Research Grant.
  • Mar 2009 Kathryn Stobel wins a Harrison Undergraduate Research Award to visit the Institute for Groundwater Ecology in Neuherberg, Germany. She will conduct experiments to study chemotaxis of bacteria using a microcosm system developed in the Griebler laboratory.
  • Feb 2009 Tao Long, Ph.D. accepts postdoctoral research position at Tufts University in the Integrated Multiphase Environmental Systems Laboratory with Andrew Ramsburg and Linda Abriola.
  • Aug 2008 Jun won the Outstanding Student Paper Award from AGU, 2008 Joint Assembly.
  • Dec 2007 Karthik successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. Congratulations Dr. Narayanaswamy!
  • Nov 2007 Xiaopu Wang joined Ford Group as a new graduate student.
  • 2007 Dr. Paul Frymier, a Ford Group alumni member, received the Leon and Nancy Cole Superior Teaching Award from the University of Tennessee.
  • Feb 2007 Elena won a Harrison Undergraduate Research Award.
    The University of Virginia's 2007 Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards program funds outstanding undergraduate research projects to be carried out in the summer of 2007 or the 2006-2007 academic year. Forty awards of up to $3000 each will be granted on a competitive basis to current first, second, and third-year undergraduate students.
  • Dec 2006 Meng Wang successfully defended her M.S. dissertation. Congratulations Meng!
  • Dec 2006 Jun Liu joins our group as a new graduate student.
  • Aug 2006 Tao Long joins our group as Research Associate.
  • May 2006 Amanda graduates and begins her career in U.S. Naval Research.
  • 2005 Karthik is awarded "The Seven Society Graduate Fellowship for Superb Teaching", the highest honor for teaching assistant in UVA.

  • 2003 Roseanne returns to the regular routine this semester after a sabbatical visit to the USGS in Boulder, CO where she worked with Dr. Ron Harvey on bacterial transport in saturated porous media and a summer at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland with Dr. Hauke Harms learning molecular techniques such as fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) for application to microbial ecology. While in Boulder, Roseanne got to visit with Ford group alum Dr. Heather Reddy who now works in Denver.
  • The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $688,716 to the University of Virginia’s Program in Interdisciplinary Research in Contaminant Hydrogeology for a doctoral training program. This award from the Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program plus University support will provide three years of funding for nine doctoral students.
    Eight faculty members from the Departments of Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Environmental Science, in collaboration with experts from the University’s Teaching Resource Center, and the Office of Minority Programs, will participate in this training program. The intent of the program is to increase the number of students prepared to seek academic positions in contaminant hydrogeology and to train a new generation of interdisciplinary scientists and engineers who can grapple with the vexing environmental problems that beset our Nation’s water resources. The program director is Dr. Teresa Culver (Civil Engineering) and the associate directors are Dr. Roseanne Ford (Chemical Engineering), Dr. Janet Herman (Environmental Science), and Dr. James Smith (Civil Engineering).
  • 2003. Kevin Chen is now an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Florida State University
  • Dec. 2002. Lisa’s PhD Defense – December 9, 2002. "The Role of Flagella in the Attachment of Bacteria to an Abiotic Surface."
  • Nov. 2002. A poster "Observation of Bacterial Chemotaxis in a T-Sensor" co-authored by Myles Burnsed and Larry Lanning won first place in the Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering division at the National Student Poster Session and Competition on November 4, 2002 at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers National Student Conference. Congratulations to Myles and Larry!
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