Upcoming ISTC Sustainability Seminar: In-situ Investigation of Subsurface Porous Media Processes: Microfluidics and Chemical Imaging

The final ISTC seminar of the fall semester,  In-situ Investigation of Subsurface Porous Media Processes: Microfluidics and Chemical Imaging, is scheduled for November 8 from noon-1 pm.

Rajveer Singh, Research Associate at the University of Illinois’ Beckman Institute, will discuss the design of a 2D- microfluidic experimental flow bed, based on real geo-materials as opposed to engineered materials in traditional micromodels. He will explain how he’s using chemical imaging (Raman and Infrared spectroscopy) methods for in-situ characterization of biogeochemical reactions in the flow cells, as well as alternate analytical techniques in environmental engineering.

The seminar will be held in the conference room at ISTC (1 Hazelwood Dr, Champaign). Metered parking ($1/hr) is available in the lot. We also have bike parking and are near the MTD Yellow route bus stop at Hazelwood and Oak.

If you are unable to attend in person, you can register for the webinar broadcast at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1517546341449737986.

Archived videos and links to slide presentations are available on the ISTC web site. Previous seminars from this semester include:

  • Oxidative Properties of Ambient Particulate Matter – An assessment of the relative contributions from various aerosol components and their emission sources — Presented by Vishal Verma,  Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Enhanced Sorption as a Means to Sequester PFAS — Presented by Matt Simcik – Associate Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota
  • Becoming a More Sustainable Craft Brewer – Nice to do or business imperative? — Presented by John Stier – Sustainability Mentor, Brewers Association
  • Looking Ahead at Solar Panel Recycling in Illinois — Presented by Nancy Holm, Assistant Director, and Jennifer Martin, Environmental Program Development Specialist, both from the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center