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People in the news - Week of Oct. 2, 2020

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Ann Anderson, the Agnes S. MacDonald Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Mary Carroll, the Dwane W. Crichton Professor of Chemistry, recently attended the Online Aerogel Seminar, an international conference that was originally scheduled to take place in Hamburg, Germany, but was moved to a virtual platform as a result of the global pandemic. They contributed to three presentations at the meeting, all related to their ongoing work in aerogel applications for sustainable buildings. The presentations were:

  • A poster on aesthetic approaches to aerogel windows based on the senior thesis research of Zineb Hajjaj '20
  • A poster with John Costa '17 and Adam Forti '17, collaborators at Sunthru LLC, a start-up company co-founded by Anderson and Carroll
  • An oral presentation based on a collaboration with Professor Cinzia Buratti's group at the University of Perugia (Italy), presented by Perugia graduate student Costanza Fiorini.


An article by Mason Stahl, the James M. Kenney Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, was published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. “Geochemical Transformations Beneath Man-Made Ponds: Implications for Arsenic Mobilization in South Asian Aquifers” examines how surface water recharge impacts levels of groundwater arsenic. Stahl recently also had a letter published in Science highlighting the need for improved flood management policies in India. Read the letter here.