Population growth has a profound effect on our water quality. Not only does it further deplete our water sources, it ultimately leads to a larger influx of contaminants into surface and ground water, leaving these sources unusable or unsafe. As our water supplies diminish, we will have to develop more advanced treatment technologies to keep up with the increased demand for water. Our research is focused on the development of sustainable water treatment technologies (e.g., photocatalysis) and the impact these new technologies have on human health and the environment (e.g., engineered nanomaterials). We define a “sustainable” technology as having a low energy cost (e.g., solar driven), a minimal negative impact on the environment (e.g., use of abundant materials), and a positive influence on society (e.g., easier access to clean water).
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The University of Notre Dame is located in South Bend, IN, two hours drive east of Chicago. You can find us in Fitzpatrick Hall at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences, 156 Fitzpatrick Hall, Notre Dame, IN, 46556, USA
April 4, 2016
Congratulations to Andrew for receiving an honorable mention for the GRFP. And great job to all the Notre Dame GRFP recipients, https://engineering.nd.edu/news-publications/engineering-newswire/twenty-four-nd-students-win-nsf-grfp-awards
January 22, 2016
Congratulations to Andrew and Randy for passing their PhD quals!
July 6, 2015
Andrew was awarded the 2015 Rothblatt Memorial Scholarship from the Air & Waste Management Association - Lake Michigan Section. Congrats!
July 1, 2015
New PhD student, Junyeol Kim, joins the group. He will be working on the physicochemical interaction of nanomaterials with the environment.
June 25, 2015
Randy was awarded a top 3 poster award at the GRC Environmental Nanotechnology in Stowe, Vermont.
June 4, 2015
Andrew received a 2015 post-graduate award from the NCAA for both his achievements during his undergraduate swimming career and his promise as a graduate student. Full story here:
November 3, 2014
Dr. Doudrick's paper on graphene quantification was published online and selected for the inside cover of ES:Nano.