In collaboration with Drs. Scott Husson (lead PI), David Ladner, Gary Amy, Nicole Berge (USC), Sean Norman (USC), Brannon Andersen (Furman), and Jessica Furrer (Benedict), the Popat Lab was selected to receive funding from South Carolina EPSCoR through the Stimulus Research Program to research anaerobic membrane bioreactors.
The Popat Lab was selected as a Palmetto Academy site by the South Carolina Space Grant Consortium for the summer of 2018. As part of the funding received, the lab will support two undergraduate students over the summer to research microbial fuel cells for space life support systems.
Negin Kananizadeh joins the Popat Lab as a postdoctoral research associate. Negin will work on the CU FELLOWS project on anaerobic membrane bioreactors, in collaboration with Drs. David Ladner, Scott Husson, and Gary Amy.
Emily Murawski (M.S. student), Paige Taber (M.S. student) and Jess Deaver (Ph.D. student) join the Popat Lab. Emily will work on improving peroxide production in microbial fuel cells, Paige on leachate treatment in microbial fuel cells, and Jess on anaerobic co-digestion of municipal sludge with fats, oils and grease.