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Award to Pr Marc Parlange (EFLUM)

IIE and ENAC are happy to congralute Professor Marc Parlange (EFLUM) who has been awarded the AGU "2009 Hydrologic Science Award" in recognition of his pioneering contributions in developing the field of environmental flduis mechanics for the study of the atmospheric boundary layer and land-atmosphere interaction.

For information, the American Geophysical Union (AGU), which was established in 1919 by the National Research Council and for more than 50 years operated as an unincorporated affiliate of the National Academy of Sciences, is now a nonprofit corporation chartered under the laws of the District of Columbia. The Union is dedicated to the furtherance of the geophysical sciences through the individual efforts of its members and in cooperation with other national and international scientific organizations.

AGU's Hydrology section section members are concerned with the cycling of continental water (solid, liquid and vapor) at all scales, and with physical, chemical and biological processes driven by that cycling. More than 6,000 of the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) 35,000 members identify Hydrology as their primary section. More information: hydrology.agu.org/

2009 AGU Fall Meeting is taking place at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco (USA) from 14 to 18 December 2009 - for more information: www.agu.org/meetings/fm09/

Posted by Marie Sudki at 8:03
Award to Pr Andrea Rinaldo

IIE and ENAC are happy to congralute Professor Andrea Rinaldo (ECHO) who has been awarded the famous "Hydrology Days Award Lecturer 2010" in recognition of his outstanding and significant contributions to hydrologic science.

For information, Hydrology Days has been held on the campus of Colorado State University each year since 1981. Hydrology Day is a unique celebration of multi-disciplinary hydrologic science and its closely related disciplines. The Hydrology Days vision is to provide an annual forum for outstanding scientists, professionals and students involved in basic and applied research on all aspects of water to share ideas, problems, analyses and solutions. The focus includes the water cycle and its interactions with land surface, atmospheric, ecosystem, economic and political processes, and all aspects of water resources engineering, management and policy.

2010 Hydrology Days will be taking place at the Colorado State University, Cherokee Park Room, from 22 to 24 March 2010 - for more information: hydrologydays.colostate.edu/

Posted by Marie Sudki at 20:33
LCE's news

Dr Barbara Morasch est une des trois chercheuses à bénéficier pour la première fois de la Bourse L’Oréal Suisse «For Women in Science» destinée à les soutenir dans leur projet de recherche. Elle travaille au Laboratoire de chimie environnementale (LCE) de l’EPFL et s’intéresse à la présence, à la dynamique et au destin de micropolluants dans un aquifère karstique, celui d’Yverdon-les-Bains. Pour investiguer la présence, la dynamique et le destin de micropolluants qui entrent dans l’aquifère karstique par des sources diffuses, Barbara Morasch cherche à vérifier l’hypothèse selon laquelle les micro-organismes autochtones des systèmes karstiques sont adaptés à cette exposition aux micropolluants. «Ainsi, ils pourraient d’une part dégrader les micropolluants et d’autre part avoir acquis des gènes fonctionnels pour mener à bien la biodégradation de polluants individuels ou des gènes de résistance aux antibiotiques», explique la chercheuse. Le projet doit aussi faire avancer les connaissances sur la qualité de l’environnement, informations utiles à la santé publique, car elles peuvent contribuer à une eau potable plus sûre.(Info: 24heures 08/10/2009).

Dr Krista Wigginton, chercheuse effectuant un postdoc au sein du LCE s'est vu attribuer une bourse américaine par l'US NSF International pour ses travaux de recherche dans le domaine de l'oxidation des protéines des capsides virales par spectrométrie de masse.

 

Posted by Marie Sudki at 20:00
EBC's news

Scientific collaborator Guillaume Suarez at the Environmental Biophysical Chemistry group (EBC) was awarded "Best Poster 2009" in Analytical Chemistry at the Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting 2009 in Lausanne representing the research on “Electrochemical Biosensor for Monitoring the Impact of Nanoparticles on Aquatic Microorganisms” by Guillaume Suarez , Jonathan Boltzman and Vera I Slaveykova.

Posted by Marie Sudki at 15:21
Prix Latsis universitaire'09 to EFLUM's previous postdoc

One of the renown Latsis Foundation prizes was awared to Professor E. Bou-Zeid for his research work entitled "The Atmospheric Bounday Layer and How it Links Climatic and Environmental Change" under the supervision of Prof. Marc Parlange - Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory (EFLUM) - Magistrale EPFL, October 2009

More information: vpaa.epfl.ch/page34586.html

Posted by Marie Sudki at 14:11
EFLUM previous postdoc wins the 2009 Fondation Latsis Internationale prize

Dr Elie Bou-Zeid, previously a postdoctoral research fellow at EFLUM, has been awarded the 2009 prize by the "Fondation Latsis Internationale".

He was also recently appointed Assistant Tenure Track Professor (PATT) at Princeton University (USA).

 

Posted by Marie Sudki at 17:15
Luce Grivat Award

ECOL: Award for two Master projects Serge Baechler on "Modelling wastewater purification in a constructed wetland" and Flavio Malaguerra on "Simulation of clogging phenomena in natural porous media".

Posted by Marie Sudki at 11:01