PROTECT Researchers Present at SRP-organized American Chemical Society Symposium

On August 23rd, PROTECT researchers Roger Giese, Yishan Lin, and Ljiljana Rajic, presented at the SRP-organized American Chemical Society symposium “Economic impact of environmental health research: A case study of the NIH/NIEHS Superfund Research Program.” The session featured case studies conducted by Superfund Research Program centers, thoughts on possibilities and challenges for the implementation of innovative technologies by the research centers, as well as discussions of the economic and broader impacts of these innovative approaches on public health and the environment.

Dr. Giese presented on the Porous Extraction Paddle, which was developed by the project he leads for PROTECT (Project 3). He also discussed innovations which have been instrumental in leading to the commercial use of drinking water purification devices. Dr. Lin (Project 5) gave an overview of toxicogenomics as a monitoring tool for quick and easy assessment of groundwater quality and toxicity, and Dr. Rajic presented on cost-effective and time-efficient electrochemical groundwater treatment technologies designed and developed by Project 5.

Other SRP presenters included Dibakar Bhattacharyya, University of Kentucky; Benjamin Bostick, Columbia University; Alexis Carpenter, AxNano; Neal Durant, Geosyntec; Upal Ghosh, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Roger Giese, Northeastern University; Keri Hornbuckle, University of Iowa; Frank Loeffler, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Dogus Meric, Geosyntec; James Minick, Oregon State University; Athena Nghiem, Columbia University; Kelly Pennell, University of Kentucky; Kristen Prossner, Virginia Institute of Marine Science; William A. Suk, NIEHS; Eric Suuberg, Brown University; Michael Unger, Virginia Institute of Marine Science; and Hongyi Wan, University of Kentucky.

First row (from left to right): Heather Henry (NIH/NIEHS), Alexis Carpenter (AxNano) Ljiljana Rajic (Northeastern University), Kelly Pennell (University of Kentucky)  Second row (from left to right): Roger Giese (Northeastern University), Neal Durant (Geosyntec), Frank Loeffler (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), William Suk (NIEHS)  (photo: courtesy of Heather Henry)

First row (from left to right): Heather Henry (NIH/NIEHS), Alexis Carpenter (AxNano) Ljiljana Rajic (Northeastern University), Kelly Pennell (University of Kentucky)
Second row (from left to right): Roger Giese (Northeastern University), Neal Durant (Geosyntec), Frank Loeffler (University of Tennessee, Knoxville), William Suk (NIEHS)
(photo: courtesy of Heather Henry)