The Gordon Research Seminar on Environmental Sciences: Water is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is on the fate of organic, inorganic, and biological environmental contaminants, and we seek to attract early-career scientists who can contribute new perspectives on the challenges associated with pollution in ecological systems. This interdisciplinary meeting will address topics such as chemical transport, sorption, and bioavailability; abiotically- and biotically-mediated transformation processes; and engineering controls to mitigate the effects of contaminants.
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Address|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Peter Adriaens (University of Michigan)
"Bridging the science and business of water risk management: An entrepreneurial perspective"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Processes at the Molecular Level|
|7:30 pm - 7:40 pm||Discussion Leaders: David Griffith (MIT/WHOI) and Jennifer Field (Oregon State University)|
|7:40 pm - 7:55 pm||Rebecca Halvorson (Virginia Tech)
"Isolation of water contaminants using microfluidic paper-based analytical devices (μPADs) and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) detection"
|7:55 pm - 8:05 pm||Discussion|
|8:05 pm - 8:20 pm||Indranil Chowdhury (University of California, Riverside)
"Fate, transport and removal of engineered nanomaterials in aquatic environments: Fundamental mechanisms and implications"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:45 pm||Patrick McNamara (University of Minnesota)
"An antimicrobial in a microbe's world: The effect of triclosan and other micropollutants on mixed anaerobic communities and pure culture methanogens"
|8:45 pm - 8:55 pm||Discussion|
|8:55 pm - 9:10 pm||Satoshi Endo (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research)
"Characterizing biopartitioning of organic chemicals"
|9:10 pm - 9:20 pm||Discussion|
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||General discussion for the session|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Processes in Ecosystems|
|9:00 am - 9:10 am||Discussion Leaders: Richard Wildman (Harvard) and Edward Kolodziej (University of Nevada, Reno)|
|9:10 am - 9:25 am||Yu Yang (University of Notre Dame)
"Coupling microscale processes to macroscale transport for actinides: From dissolution and reduction of crystals to column transport"
|9:25 am - 9:35 am||Discussion|
|9:35 am - 9:50 am||Maya Wei-Haas (The Ohio State University)
"Partitioning of polybrominated diphenyl ethers to dissolved organic matter"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:15 am||Justin Jasper (University of California, Berkeley)
"Removal of trace organic contaminants in a periphyton-dominated wetland"
|10:15 am - 10:25 am||Discussion|
|10:25 am - 10:40 am||Rachel Lundeen (ETH Zurich)
"Indirect photodegradation of dissolved combined amino acids (DCAAs): Reaction of singlet oxygen with model proteins"
|10:40 am - 10:50 am||Discussion|
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||General discussion for the session|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Processes in Engineered Systems|
|1:30 pm - 1:40 pm||Discussion Leaders: Lokesh Padhye (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Tamar Kohn (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) |
|1:40 pm - 1:55 pm||Alexandra Salter-Blanc (Oregon Health and Science University)
"Remediation of 1,2,3-trichloropropane with zerovalent zinc"
|1:55 pm - 2:05 pm||Discussion|
|2:05 pm - 2:20 pm||Michael Mattle (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne)
"Effect of virus aggregation on inactivation by disinfectants and UV"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 2:40 pm||General discussion for the session|
|2:40 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|