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Upcoming Events 



GW Engineering Team Scores First Department of Energy Award for Green Lithium Extraction

December 7, 2023

Ellexco, a research team led by assistant professor Xitong Liu and doctoral student Lingchen Kong, extracts lithium from geothermal brines without detrimental impact on the environment.

Ensuring Safe Drinking Water Through Research on Opportunistic Pathogens and Disinfection Byproducts

November 16, 2023

CEE Assistant Professor Yun Shen is working to develop a deeper understanding of Opportunistic Pathogens (OPs) and Disinfection Byproducts (DBPs) in drinking water distribution systems in a $2M project supported by the EPA.

Professor Manzari Shares Latest Achievements of Liquefaction Experiments and Analysis Projects

October 19, 2023

CEE Professor & Department Chair Majid Manzari was invited to deliver a keynote lecture at the International Conference on Seismic and Earthquake Geotechnical Engineering where he discussed some of LEAP’s major achievements.