Published Papers | Research Areas
Soil hydrology drives ecological niche differentiation in a native prairie microbiome
James S Griffin, Loren A Haug, Vivien A Rivera, Liliana M Hernandez Gonzalez, John J Kelly, William M Miller, George F Wells, Aaron I Packman
*Editor’s Choice article for Issue 96-1 of FEMS Microbiology Ecology*
Energy conversion via metal nanolayers
Mavis D. Boamah, Emilie H. Lozier, Jeongmin Kim, Paul E. Ohno, Catherine E. Walker, Thomas F. Miller III, and Franz M. Geiger
A systematic review of the human health and social well-being outcomes of green infrastructure for stormwater and flood management
Vidya Venkataramanan, Aaron I. Packman, Daniel R. Peters, Denise Lopez,
David J. McCuskey, Robert I. McDonald, William M. Miller, Sera L. Young
Viral composition and context in metagenomes from biofilm and suspended growth municipal wastewater treatment plants
Morgan L. Petrovich, Sarah Ben Maamar, Erica M. Hartmann, Brian T. Murphy, Rachel S. Poretsky, George F. Wells
Rapid removal of organic micropollutants from water by a porous β-cyclodextrin polymer
Alaaeddin Alsbaiee, Brian J. Smith, Leilei Xiao, Yuhan Ling, Damian E. Helbling, and William R. Dichtel
β-Cyclodextrin Polymer Network Sequesters Perfluorooctanoic Acid at Environmentally Relevant Concentrations
Leilei Xiao, Yuhan Ling, Alaaeddin Alsbaiee, Chenjun Li, Damian E. Helbling, and William R. Dichtel
SOIL COMPOSITIONAL CHANGES INFLUENCE MICROBIOLOGY
Collaborative study selected as Editor’s Choice for FEMS Microbiology Ecology
Simple test could prevent fluoride-related disease
The method uses synthetic biology to detect dangerous levels of fluoride in drinking water. Northwestern University synthetic biologists developed a simple, inexpensive new test that can detect dangerous levels of fluoride in drinking water.
Northwestern Postdoctoral Researcher Developing Sustainable Large River Management Tools for the World
Colin Phillips, a postdoctoral fellow in Northwestern’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a 2018 recipient of the NatureNet Fellowship from The Nature Conservancy, is developing models that could serve as management tools for river networks around the world.
Northwestern University Researchers Offer Innovative Solutions for Chicago's Growing Climate Challenge
Recently Northwestern’s Climate Change Research Group leader Daniel Horton and Irene Crisologo presented SAVEUR’s climate action plan to Evanston area residents. An audience of more than 75 people learned about their plan and why it’s critically urgent.
Depth Exhibit premieres at the Michigan Science Center
This exhibit showcases vignettes (stories, images, video) of the everyday realities of water insecurity and its consequences from Bolivia, Kenya, Uganda, Brazil, and Ghana, from the perspectives of children, women, and young adults.
From materials to market
The entrepreneurs behind NanoGraf Corporation reveal how they built an international company around a Northwestern battery technology
Argonne-led Center Receives Award for Pivotal Discovery in Battery Technology
Northwestern’s partnership with Center for Electrochemical Energy Science at Argonne National Laboratory wins Ten at Ten award from Department of Energy
Researchers produce electricity by flowing water over extremely thin layers of metal
These films represent an entirely new way of generating electricity and could be used to develop new forms of sustainable power production.
Predicting the Flow of Microplastics Through Waterways
Taking a multidisciplinary approach to plastics, the program focuses on three intersecting research areas: materials and product innovation; air, land and water ecosystem dynamics; and public health impacts. Packman’s research centers primarily around plastics in water ecosystems.
Systems Approaches for Vulnerable Evaluation and Urban Resilience (SAVEUR)
SAVEUR will combine natural science, social science, data science and engineering to not only more accurately predict weather events such as heat waves, air quality and flooding, but also assess vulnerabilities within neighborhoods and cities and propose sustainable, adaptive infrastructure changes.
Led by investigators at the Northwestern-Argonne Institute of Science and Engineering, researchers are designing a smart new way to monitor our surroundings, from natural ecosystems to urban infrastructure. Funded by the National Science Foundation
SAVEUR Project Factsheet
The SAVEUR Project combines natural science, social science, data science and engineering to more accurately predict the impacts of weather events such as heat waves, air quality and flooding in Chicago. Funded by the National Science Foundation
Indian Boundary Prairies
Technology Revolutionizes Stormwater Study at Indian Boundary Prairies
HWISE – RCN
Household Water Insecurity Experiences (HWISE) – Research Coordination Network (RCN). Funded by the National Science Foundation
People, Stormwater Flooding, and the Impacts of Climate Change in Chicago
Postdoctoral fellow Vidya Venkataramanan receives NatureNet Grant to conduct research on urban flooding and community perceptions of green spaces. NatureNet Science Fellows Program