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  • Jan
    27

    EES Seminar Series - Han Fu

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    3D graphene-based nanocomposite adsorbents for micropollutant removal in water

    Abstract:

    The presence of anthropogenic chemicals (e.g., micropollutants, MPs) in aquatic systems threatens ecological and human health. The goal of this research is to develop a robust and self-regenerating adsorbent tailored for MP removal in complex mixtures. Graphene/graphene oxide show strong sorption affinity for organic chemicals, but they tend to stack in water. We synthesize & characterize 3D crumpled graphene balls (CGBs) via the nano-spray drying technique that are stacking-resistant and exhibit superior adsorption performance compared to granular activated carbon for seven of the eight model MPs on a surface area equivalent basis. The performance of CGB is stable and rapid over a range of field conditions. We further probe adsorption mechanisms by using sulfonamide antibiotics (SAs) and formulate a predictive model of CGB adsorption capacity based on SA structure/function properties. Furthermore, we tailor CGB composites with various metal oxides to expand the internal adsorptive area (using SiO2) and make the adsorbent self-regenerating (using TiO2). We are determining the optimized TiO2:SiO2: GO loading in a composite and investigating its performance/durability under continuous cycling. CGB composite materials are selective adsorbents for MP control with potential application in a variety of scenarios (e.g. water/wastewater treatment, targeted pharmaceutical removal in hospital effluents, and source separation).

    Bio:

    Han Fu is currently a 5th year Ph.D. student at Northwestern University majoring in Environmental Engineering under the supervision of Dr. Kimberly Gray. Han’s research interest is the environmental applications of various nanoscale materials. There are two major projects of his Ph.D. research: 1.) micropollutant removal in water by graphene-based composites; 2.) antimicrobial and self-cleaning engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) based coatings. Han received his B.S. degree from the University of California Berkeley majoring in chemical engineering in 2010 and his M.S. degree from the University of Tokyo majoring in chemical engineering in 2012. After working at a pharmaceutical company in Los Angeles California as a process/facility engineer from 2013-2018, Han decided to pursue an academic career and joined Gray Group later in 2018.

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    TIME Friday, January 27, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Feb
    8

    SPREE Seminar Series - Sujit S. Datta

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Feb
    15

    SPREE Seminar Series - Arif Masud

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Feb
    15

    Professional Development Series: Conflict Resolution

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    12:00 PM The Hive, Room 2-350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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    CONTACT Kimberly Higgins    kimberly.higgins@northwestern.edu EMAIL

    CALENDAR McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

  • Feb
    17

    EES Seminar Series - Conor McGarvey

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    2:00 PM The Hive, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    TIME Friday, February 17, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Feb
    22

    SPREE Seminar Series - Sulin Zhang

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Feb
    24

    EES Seminar Series - Colleen O'Brien

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, February 24, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Mar
    1

    SPREE Seminar Series - Oscar Lopez Pamies

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Mar
    3

    EES Seminar Series - Anthony Parolari

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, March 3, 2023 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Mar
    8

    SPREE Seminar Series - Shahrzad Roshankhah

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Mar
    11

    Winter Classes End

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    TIME Saturday, March 11, 2023

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  • Mar
    18

    Spring Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, March 18, 2023

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  • Mar
    24

    Winter Degrees Conferred

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    TIME Friday, March 24, 2023

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  • Mar
    27

    Spring Break Ends

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    TIME Monday, March 27, 2023

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  • Mar
    28

    Spring Classes begin 8 a.m. (Northwestern Monday: Classes scheduled to meet on Mondays meet on this day)

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    TIME Tuesday, March 28, 2023

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