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September: Our discovery that plastic teabags release billions of microplastics and nanoplastics into a cup of tea is covered in over 100 international media, including BBC News, CNN, Le Monde, American Scientist. Watch our interviews on CBC The National and CTV News.
July: Professor Tufenkji, postdoc Jeff Farner and PhD student Laura Hernandez join Minister of Science and Sport Kirsty Duncan as well as Vice Principal Beauchamp and Associate Vice Principal Ross during signing of the Dimensions Charter designed to create an inclusive research environment.
July: Professor Tufenkji speaks at Minister Duncan’s announcement of $35 million in NSERC Discovery Grants for McGill researchers.
July: Our discovery on the antibiotic boosting potential of cranberry extracts is covered in La Presse
June: Our discovery of the antibiotic boosting activity of cranberry extracts is highlighted on TVA. Watch the interview of our collaborator, Professor Eric Déziel from INRS Institut Armand-Frappier.
May: Our discovery on the antibiotic potentiating activity of cranberry extracts is highlighted in several international media including phys.org and Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News.
January: Graphene-based technologies can be game changer for cleaner water and air. Check out our recent work led by PhD student Nariman Yousefi in Nature Nanotechnology.
April: Listen to Professor Tufenkji's interview with Bob MacDonald on CBC radio's Quirks and Quarks.
October: Our research on the effects of freeze-thaw on pathogen transport in agricultural soil is covered in an episode of Électrons Libres on Télé-Québec
March: Our discovery of the antibiotic synergy of maple syrup extracts is highlighted in Quebec Science magazine!
February: Catch Prof. Tufenkji's presentation on the synergistic action of maple syrup with antibiotics as part of Montreal En Lumiere's special event: "Sensory Seminar on Maple," scheduled for Thursday, February 25, 6pm @ Agora Hydro-Quebec (175 President-Kennedy Ave.)
January: Our research on maple syrup is featured in the January 2016 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
December: Check out VICE's article detailing our research on maple syrup!
August: Our project on the synergistic action of maple syrup with antibiotics is shortlisted for the IChemE Sustainable Technology Award
April - May: Our research on the synergistic action of maple syrup with antibiotics is featured in over 100 different media outlets, including The Huffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, CBC News, CTV News, Journal Le Monde, and more. Our discovery was tweeted by NSERC and the Government of Canada's Foreign Affairs Department!
April: Prof. Tufenkji gives live television interviews on CTV News (national), and TVA morning show "Salut, Bonjour" and radio interviews for CBC News, Radio-Canada, Vermont Public Radio on the lab's research on the antimicrobial synergy of maple syrup.
March: Prof. Tufenkji was invited by the National Congress of Italian-Canadians to speak about Women in Engineering on the occasion of International Women's Day.
February: Prof. Tufenkji was invited by the Quebec Order of Engineers to a public interview within the series “Femmes de génie” series.
November: Prof. Tufenkji's research and career profiles are highlighted in the magazine PLAN of the Quebec Order of Engineers (November-December 2014 issue).
March: An article is published in Industrial Water World on our work examining adsorption of tannic materials to metal substrates used in the water processing industry.
July - August: Our research on the health benefits of cranberries was highlighted in more than 20 media outlets including local Montreal radio shows (e.g., 98.5FM), Huffington Post (Canada), Daily Mail (UK), Health.com, and Times of India.
July: Prof. Tufenkji is interviewed on Radio-Canada program on food and nutrition “Bien dans son assiette” on our research on the health benefits of cranberries
October: Our work on the protection of groundwater is highlighted in GENIAL, the electronic bulletin of FQRNT strategic clusters and team research projects.
January: Prof. Tufenkji is interviewed for mini-documentary on Canal Savoir on the subject of our research on water quality protection.
March: Our research on E. coli in drinking water is featured in the McGill Reporter
February: Our research on prevention of bacterial attachment by cranberry-derived compounds is featured in the McGill Reporter
October: Prof. Tufenkji is interviewed on CTV News on the subject of the contamination of Quebec lakes by algal blooms.
May: Congratulations to Rachel on being awarded an ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry 2019 Undergraduate Award!
March: Congratulations to Heidi Jahandideh on being awarded a 3-year NSERC CGS-D Doctoral Fellowship!
March: Professor Tufenkji and her PhD supervisor Professor Meny Elimelech receive the AEESP Outstanding Publication Award for their work titled “Correlation equation for predicting single-collector efficiency in physicochemical filtration in saturated porous media”. This prestigious award recognizes landmark environmental engineering and science papers that have withstood the test of time and significantly influenced the practice of environmental engineering and science.
January: Congratulations to Nariman on being awarded the Prix Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet from the FRQ-NT!
Congratulations to Anya, Raphaela and Jeff on their second place finish in the mixed sprint triathlon in Boucherville!
September: Mandana wins the 3rd Place Poster Presentation at the McGill Engineering Research Showcase (MERS)!
August: Congratulations to Elvis on being awarded the 2018 Fishes Travel Award out of 140 global applicants in the field of fish study, funded by Swiss MDPI publisher.
August: Hemanshu Anand wins 1st Place in the Category "Water and Environment" at the SURE Poster Competition at McGill University.
July: Congratulations to Dominique on being awarded an NSERC Banting Fellowship.
June: Congratulations to Dominique on being awarded the Governor General's Academic Gold Medal for her PhD work.
May: Nariman wins 1st Place Oral Presentation at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Quebec Centre for Advanced Materials (QCAM-CQMF).
May: Ph.D. candidate Laura Hernandez gave a great presentation on nanoplastics in consumer products at the Pint of Science public seminar series.
April: Congratulations to Mathieu Lapointe on being awarded a 2-year FRQNT Postdoctoral Fellowship – he is joining our team in January 2019!
April: Congratulations to Kuan Wei and Sara Matthews on being awarded NSERC Masters Fellowships, and Dami Pikuda on being awarded a 3-year NSERC CGS-D Doctoral Fellowship.
March: Anya wins Best Masters' Student Presentation at the McGill/Ecole Polytechnique Chemical Engineering Graduate Research Day.
September: Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Joel Grant for winning 3rd Place for his poster presentation at the 40th American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) National Conference in Denver, Colorado!
September: Congratulations to Laura Hernandez for winning best poster award in the Category "Sustainability in Engineering and Design" at the annual McGill Engineering Research Showcase (MERS).
August: Tim Ryan wins 1st Place in the Category "Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology" at the SURE Poster Competition at McGill University.
August: Kuan Wei wins 1st Place in the Category "Water and Environment" at the SURE Poster Competition at McGill University.
June: Jeff (with co-authors Emeric, Jacopo and Rachel) win best poster award at the Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology.
May: Congratulations to Kuan Wei on being awarded an NSERC USRA Scholarship, Sunny Weng on being awarded a 2-year FRQNT Master’s Fellowship, and Shawn Chahal on being awarded a 3-year NSERC Doctoral Fellowship.
May: Professor Tufenkji is awarded the Tier I Canada Research Chair in Biocolloids and Surfaces.
May: Congratulations to Mira on being awarded a two-year NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship.
Nariman wins Best Poster (1st Place) at the McGIll Sustainability Research Symposium.
March: Sanya wins Best Masers' Student Presentation at the McGill/Ecole Polytechnique Chemical Engineering Graduate Research Day.
February: N. Yousefi awarded a C. Ellen Gonter Environmental Chemistry Best Student Paper Award by the American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry, February 15, 2017. This is the highest award given to students by the Division of Environmental Chemistry.
February: N. Lin winner of the 5th Annual Sustainable Innovation through Green Chemistry Case Competition, McGill University, February 10, 2017.
January: Congratulations to Amin on being awarded a three-year NSERC Doctoral Scholarship.
January: New PhD students Amin Valiei, Buki Alimi, and Dami Pikuda are awarded MEDA Fellowships.
January: N. Yousefi awarded 2017 Star Student Researcher by the Centre québecois des matériaux fonctionnels (CQMF), Montreal, QC, January 31, 2017.
November: N. Yousefi awarded 1st Place Oral Presentation at the 9th Colloquium of the Centre québecois des matériaux fonctionnels (CQMF), Montreal, QC, November 25, 2016.
October: Professor Tufenkji is named a Top 10 Reviewer for the journal Environmental Science: Nano published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
October: Nariman Yousefi is awarded best poster in the Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology category at the McGill Engineering Research Showcase.
September: Professor Tufenkji is elected to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)
August: Kerry wins 1st place in the "Water and Environment" category at the SURE Poster Competition at McGill University
May: Congratulations to Nicholas Lin on being awarded an Eugenie Ulmer Lamothe Scholarship for his Master’s study.
May: Postdoctoral fellow Vimal Maisuria and Professor Nathalie Tufenkji are awarded a William and Rhea Seath Award in Engineering Innovation
May: Professor Tufenkji is awarded a Principal's Prize for Outstanding Emerging Researchers
March: Christine Pu is awarded Best Undergraduate Research Poster at the 4th McGill/Ecole Polytechnique Chemical Engineering Research Day
March: Congratulations to Shawn on being awarded an NSERC Graduate Scholarship and an FQRNT Scholarship
March: Professor Tufenkji is the 2016 winner of the CSChE Hatch Innovation Award
February: New Ph.D. students Shawn Chahal, Mandana Tavakolian, and Agil Azimzada are awarded MEDA Fellowships. New M.Eng. student Anya Filina is awarded a MEUSMA Fellowship
February: Jack Minchom, Kerry Lawless and Emily Curling are awarded SURE Scholarships. Sunny Weng and Jonathan Johnson are awarded EUL Summer Scholarships. Congratulations to our new summer undergraduate researchers!
June: Ryan wins best poster award at the Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology
June: Mohan wins 2nd place in the 2014-2015 Golder Foundation Awards
May: Mike and Nick win best PhD and best Undergraduate poster presentation award respectively at the 17th Annual CSChE Biotechnology Meeting
May: Shawn wins the undergraduate student award in environmental chemistry by the American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry
March: Mike wins the design challenge at the 7th annual hands-on workshop in micro and nanobiotechnologyat McGill University
March: Jacqueline wins best undergraduate research poster at the 3rd McGill/Ecole Polytechnique Chemical Engineering Research Day
February: New PhD students Nariman Yousefi, Laura Hernandez Rodriguez, and Arsham Hakimzadeh Rezaeyeh win MEDA Fellowships
Ryan places 2nd in the International Case Competition at IGRC 2014
September: Bahareh wins the 2014 CH2M Hill/AEESP Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award
August: Shawn wins 1st place in the "Water and Environment" category at the SURE Poster Competition at McGill University
May: Spencer wins an undergraduate student award in Environmental Chemistry by the American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry
March: Louis wins best Masters student presentation at the 2nd McGill/Ecole Polytechnique Chemical Engineering Graduate Research Day at Ecole Polytechnique, Montreal
May: Zeinab wins 2nd place in the oral presentations at the 16th Annual CSChE Biotechnology Meeting
February: Bahareh wins a 2014 American Chemical Society Graduate Student Paper Award - the highest award given to students by the Division of Environmental Chemistry
November: Mohan wins best PhD student oral presentation in his session at the McGill Chemical Engineering Research Day.
March: Daniel wins best Masters' student presentation at the 1st McGill/Ecole Polytechnique Chemical Engineering Graduate Research Day
September: Adamo wins best student presentation at the 7th International Conference of the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials
Winter term: Adamo wins best PhD Graduate Seminar in the Department of Chemical Engineering
March: Nick wins 2nd place in oral presentations at the 11th ANnual Graduate Student Colloquium of the Brace Center for Water Resources Management
C. Ohl wins 4th best Bachelor's Thesis presented by the Department of Water Chemistry, University of Duisburg
July: Adamo wins 3rd place in the Poster Competition at the Biannual Conference of the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)
June: D.A. Morris receives honourable mention in the NSERC-CREATE-Integrated Sensor Systems Summer School Poster Competition held at McGill University
June: Kevin wins 1st place in poster presentations at the 61st Annual Conference of the Canadian Society of Microbiologists
May: Zeinab wins 1st place in oral presentations at the 13th Annual Ontario-Quebec CSChE Biotechnology Meeting
March: Adamo wins 1st place in oral presentations at the 10th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium of the Brace Center for Water Resources Management
August: Yonatan wins 2nd place at the 2nd Annual SURE Poster Competition held at McGill University
April: Zeinab wins 1st place in oral presentations at the 9th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium of the Brace Center for Water Resources Management
M. Keller wins the Axel-Semrau Award for Best Bachelor's Thesis by the Department of Water Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen
July: Catherine is awarded the 2nd place for Master's Thesis Award presented by 2009 AEESP Research and Education Conference
May: Robert wins a C. Ellen Gonter Environmental Chemistry Best Student Paper Award presented by the American Chemical Society Division of Environmental Chemistry
May: Cristina wins 1st place in poster presentations at the 1st International Conference on Microbial Transport and Survival in Porous Media
April: Irwin's Master's research is highlighted in the March-April 2009 edition of the ACFAS magazine "Découvrir" (Vol 30, Issue 2)
February: Zeinab wins 1st place in Oral Presentations (Henry I. Bolker Award) at the Annual Meeting of the Pulp and Paper Technical Association of Canada
September: Irwin is selected as a finalist for an NSERC Innovation Challenge Award
May: Kevin receives the Sigma Xi Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award
March: Robert wins 1st place in oral presentation at the 6th Annual Graduate Student Colloquium of the Brace Center for Water Resources Management
November: Robert wins best student oral presentation at the 22nd Eastern Canadian Symposium on Water Quality Research