F. James Boerio joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Cincinnati in 1970. His main research interests are in surface properties of materials, surface characterization, and adhesion. He currently serves as Director of the School of Engineering Education at the University of Cincinnati.
Professor Dionysiou is currently a Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science at the University of Cincinnati. He teaches courses on drinking water quality and treatment, advanced unit operations for water treatment, advanced oxidation technologies and nanotechnologies, physical-chemical processes for water quality control, and environmental applications and implications of nanotechnology. His research interests include advanced technologies for water treatment, advanced oxidation technologies, transition metal-based chemical oxidation, and nanotechnology. Dr. Dionysiou is the author or co-author of over 90 refereed journal publications, 80 conference proceedings, 8 book chapter publications, and more than 300 presentations. He has received funding from NSF, U.S. EPA, NASA, NOAA/CICEET, USGS, and DuPont. He currently serves as editor or associate editor for four journals and he is the recipient of several awards including: the Excellence in Review Award, Environmental Science and Technology (American Chemical Society) (2008), the AEESP Dissertation Advisor Award (2008), the NSF CAREER Award (2005); the DuPont Young Professor Award (2005); the 2007 Sigma Xi Award for Young Faculty, University of Cincinnati Chapter; the 2006 College of Engineering Research Award for Young Faculty, and the 2009 and 2010 College of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Researcher Award.
Ian Papautsky is an Associate Professor in the School of Electronics and Computing Systems at the University of Cincinnati. He received a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. His research interests focus on developing disposable polymer microfluidic lab-on-a-chip (LOC) systems for point-of-care (POC) applications and bio/chemical sensors for in situ sensing and analysis.
Miguel Pelaez is a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Engineering Program at UC. His research interests are related to environmental engineering and science with specific focus on water quality using nanotechnology. He works with solar-driven technologies for the degradation of emerging environmental pollutants of concern. He has been honored with several scholarships and awards such as the 2009 Richard C. Wigger Scholarship (UC) and the 2010 Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. He is author and co-author in eight peer-reviewed journals including Applied Catalysis B and Environmental Science & Technology.
Vesselin N. Shanov is Professor at the School of Energy, Environmental, Biological and Medical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He has international academic and industrial experience in development of facilities and technologies for processing of nanostructured materials and thin films. Dr. Shanov has received several prestigious awards, among them the Fulbright Award for Research and Teaching in USA and the German Academic Foundation (DAAD) Award. His current research is focused on synthesis, processing, characterization, and application of nanostructured materials with emphasis on carbon nanotubes. He is co-director of the UC Nanoworld Laboratories. Dr. Shanov has more than 220 scientific publications, including 14 patents and 4 books. He received his M.S. in Electronic Materials from the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria. Dr. Shanov completed his Ph.D. in Solid State Chemistry at the University of Regensburg, Germany, and at the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy, Sofia, Bulgaria.
Donglu Shi received his Ph.D in 1986 from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He was a Staff Scientist at the Materials Science Division of Argonne National Laboratory for eight years before he joined the faculty in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Cincinnati in 1995. Donglu Shi has so far published 200 refereed journal publications including Physical Review Letters, Nature, and Advanced Materials, with an h-index of 32. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Nano LIFE, and Associate Editor of Materials Science & Engineering: C, and J. of Nanomaterials. Donglu Shi’s main interests include nanostructured materials, nano biomedicine, and superconductors.
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