MOTD 2023

This year’s Microbe of the Day (MOTD) presentations did not disappoint! Students enrolled in CE 4160 and CE 6260, Introduction to Environmental Microbiology & Biological Waste Treatment, presented to the class about microbes of their own choosing that have some relevance to food, energy, water, health, or other environmental impacts. This year’s collection of microbes… Continue reading MOTD 2023


The US Department of Education has awarded a third (!) prestigious graduate traineeship to CE/ESE at UVA. The Graduate Assistantships in Areas of National Need (GAANN) program seems to diversify and train the next-generation of higher-education instructions. The program will once again focus on teaching and research related to smart, resilient, and sustainable infrastructure – with a… Continue reading SEEKING GAANN FELLOWS


Curtis represented our research group at the CEE Graduate Research Symposium late last month, presenting a poster about his ongoing research related to production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Virginia. His work was selected as “People’s Choice Winner”, based on voting by event attendees. As in the past, this event coincided with recruitment visits… Continue reading CURTIS WINS PEOPLE’S CHOICE