- Raven Althouse from Furman University returns for another summer REU stay, working on AnMBRs for domestic wastewater treatment.
- Several members for the Popat Lab (Sudeep, Negin, Ao and Jess) attended the AEESP conference in Tempe, AZ. Sudeep presented a talk on landfill leachate treatment to remove UV-quenching substances, while the others presented posters.
- The Popat Lab was selected to receive funding from the NASA EPSCoR program to develop peroxide-producing microbial fuel cells for space life support systems applications.
- The Popat Lab was selected to receive funding from the the Fats and Proteins Research Foundation via the Animal Co-Products Research & Education Center at Clemson to develop electrochemical methods for ammonia removal and recovery from rendering wastewater.
- Negin and Paige presented talks at the South Carolina Environmental Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC, while Ao, Emily and Jess presented posted. Ao won first place in the student poster competition, and Jess won third place.
- Emily B. received the A. Ray Abernathy Water Environment Association Fellowship and Jess received the Linvil G. Rich Water Environment Association Fellowship for the 2019 calendar year. Both Emily and Jess were recognized at the opening ceremony of the South Carolina Environmental Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC.
- Karla Diviesti (Biosystems Engineering junior) and Emily Miller (Chemical Engineering sophomore) join the group as undergraduate students. Karla and Emily will work on microbial fuel cells, while Allen will work on anaerobic membrane bioreactors.
- Spencer Lindsay joins the group as an M.S. student. Spencer will work on microbial fuel cells on a project funded by the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium.
- Sudeep presented Emily M.'s work on peroxide production in microbial fuel cells at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology in Chicago, IL.