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Advancing Industry, Conserving Our Environment Paige Novak, Michael Sadowsky Co-Directors. Vision and Goals. Use microbiological processes to clean/remediate water, soil, and sediment Focus on water

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advancing industry conserving our environment paige novak michael sadowsky co directors
Advancing Industry, Conserving Our Environment

Paige Novak, Michael Sadowsky

Co-Directors

vision and goals
Vision and Goals

Use microbiological processes to clean/remediate water, soil, and sediment

  • Focus on water
  • Team with industry to (1) decrease the environmental footprint of some industries and (2) catalyze creation of new industries via development of green technologies
  • Existing strength at UMN, this should make us the best and most visible University in the world in the area of bioremediation
accomplishments and near term plans
Accomplishments and near-term plans
  • Four faculty searches underway (Soil, Water, and Climate, Civil Engineering, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics)
  • Five faculty grants for postdoctoral researchers awarded (1 in CBS, 1 in BTI, 1 at UMD, 2 in CFANS)
  • Six graduate research fellowships awarded (2 in CBS, 3 in CSE, 1 in BTI)
  • Two demonstration projects being launched
  • A meet and greet planned for Wednesday February 5
  • Developing connections with the mining industry
  • New request for applications for graduate fellowships planned (10 × 2-year)
  • Program being developed for undergraduate researchers
long term plans
Long-term plans
  • 12 new faculty hires across UMN (total)
  • Additional recurring faculty grants for postdoctoral researchers
  • Additional recurring graduate fellowships
  • Recurring undergraduate fellowships
  • Research funds for projects aligned with vision and goals
  • Faculty-industry sabbaticals
  • Additional industry events and recruitment of industry liaison
  • Development of cross-departmental graduate training program and pursuit of NIH training grant or NSF IGERT
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