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CEGE Undergraduate Research Activities

Below is a list of current research-related opportunities available to our students. The list will be updated as new positions are announced.


WATER TEAM (TREATMENT ENGINEERING AND BIOME), NATALIE HULL, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

Project Overview / Specific Duties:

The Water TEAM researches water quality issues related to microbiology, from source water through engineered treatment and distribution to tap water. We use microbiology and molecular biology tools in addition to water quality analyses, bioinformatics, modeling, to optimize water safety and sustainability.

Focus areas you might contribute to projects on for the Water TEAM include:

  • Water treatment by UV light using novel sources such as excilamps or LEDs
  • Water treatment in rural, underserved areas
  • Treatment of algal blooms and algal toxins
  • Emerging microbial issues such as antibiotic resistance and opportunistic pathogens

Desired Experience / Skills:

Research distinction encouraged but not required

Duration of project / time commitment:

2 term minimum, 5 - 10 hours per week

Contact:

Natalie Hull (hull.3015@osu.edu)


TARUNJIT BUTALIA, RESEARCH ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DIRECTOR, COAL COMBUSTION PRODUCTS PROGRAM

Project Overview / Specific Duties

Laboratory testing as well as numerical analysis

Duration of project / time commitment:

Ongoing, 10-15 hours per week

Contact:

Tarunjit Singh Butalia ( )


DANIEL GINGERICH, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF RESILIENT INFRASTRUCTURE, ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Project Overview / Specific Duties:

Help compile data from public sources, analyze data, and interpret the results around:

  • Water and wastewater infrastructure in the United States, including violations around federal water quality rules
  • The cost of drinking water treatment systems

Desired Experience / Skills:

  • CIVILEN 2050 (Probability & Data Interpretation)
  • CIVILEN 3080 (Economic Evaluation & Optimization)
  • ENVENG 3200 (Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering) 

Duration of project / time commitment:

One term (SP20), 10 hours per week. There is flexibility around class schedule and the possibility to extend into the summer.

Contact:

Daniel Gingerich (gingerich.62@osu.edu)


SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS ENGINEERING

Project Overview / Specific Duties:

Smart air quality control in sustainable buildings: Measurements and data analysis.

Desired Experience or Skills / Duration of project / time commitment:

Preferably a 2-semester honors thesis but students with good past performance who can't commit to this are encouraged to apply nonetheless.

Contact:

Jordan Clark (clark.1217@osu.edu)


ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY RESEARCH LABORATORY

Project Overview / Specific Duties:

Help collecting, generating, and interpreting data for two areas:

  • Using carbon dioxide to generate renewable energy and produce "negative emissions"
  • Understanding linkages in food, energy, and water systems and how these linkages and systems may evolve.

Duration of Project Position / Time Commitment:

2 terms (AU19/SP20), 5-10 hours per week.

Contact:

Jeffrey Bielicki (bielicki.2@osu.edu)


ECOHYDROMETEOROLOGY LAB

Project Overview / Specific Duties:

  • Field work at OWC wetland in north Ohio.
  • Field work at new egg chicken farm near Marysville OH.

Duration of Project Position / Time Commitment:

August - September, 2020: 5-10 hours a week 

Contact:

Gil Bohrer (bohrer.17@osu.edu)