Archives for February 4, 2015

New Government Affairs officer from UM visits

Sarah Spreitzer the new Director of Federal Relations at University of Missouri System in Washington D.C. visited campus last week. Sarah will work with the campus research officers to help our proposals and projects remain in the forefront and be as competitive as possible.

Ms Sarah Speitzer and Dr K Krishnamurthy get acquainted in Rolla as Sarah picks up her new duties representing all of the University of Missouri in Washington DC.

Ms Sarah Speitzer and Dr K Krishnamurthy get acquainted in Rolla as Sarah picks up her new duties representing all of the University of Missouri in Washington DC.

Open Webinar University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program

ERC points to the following free webinar “How to create cross-campus, focused engagement with cities through the
Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP)” 

This webinar will feature a 45 minute presentation with 30 minutes for moderated Q&A on Wednesday, February 4, 2015
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM PST/1:30 PM – 3:00 PM EST


To register, please visit

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Learn more about the University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative here.


Environmental Research Center Open House

Environmental Research Center – Missouri University of Science and Technology

S&T Environmental Research Center:

Capabilities and Ongoing Research- An open houseERC banner

 3:30 PM  Friday, February 6th , 2015                                      

Room 125 Butler Carlton Hall- Civil Building


The activities and capabilities related to environmental research at Missouri S&T are as diverse as the environment itself. As the campus community looks to increase the cross-campus collaborations and integrate a variety of expertise, we are offering a sampler-platter of our current expertise, ongoing projects, and analytic capabilities in hope to develop more cross-campus collaborations for years to come. Topics include:


  • New Analytic capabilities: Confocal microscopy,
    Single nanoparticle ICP-MS, Field portable SPME-GC, 3Flex Chemisorption/Physisorption/Micropore Analyzer, UAVs for remote sensing

    All to go with core of existing analytics that are on par with any environmental analytic capabilities in Missouri.


Unique research areas

  • Indoor air pollution and building health, such as Methhouse health impacts
  • High atmosphere aerosol characterization, formation and chemistry
  • Toxicity and fate of engineered nanoparticles
  • Pharmaceuticals and emerging pollutants in natural water and in drinking water.
  • Waste to energy waste treatment processes for Missouri communities and military installations
  • Environmental microbiology in extreme environments: including mine waste treatment
  • Novel assessment of pollution in the biosphere and potential exposure routes
  • Remote sensing of plant stress related to pollutants or climate change
  • Fate and toxicity of engineered nanoparticles
  • Chemistry of and toxicology of byproducts from coal combustion (flyash, CO2) and mining (tailings, sediments, mine discharges)
  • Fate and transport of metal, organic, and radionuclide contaminants in a wide range of environmental settings.