Best Paper Award Received

John Atkinson, Ph.D. student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Illinois, was awarded first place in the Ph.D. category for his poster presentation entitled Synthesis and Characterization of Carbon-Based Iron Catalysts Prepared by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis at the 102nd Annual Air and Waste Management Association Conference and Exhibition, held in Detroit, Michigan, June 15-19, 2009. Atkinson's advisors are Seyed Dastgheib, Illinois State Geological Survey, and Professor Mark Rood, University of Illinois. The poster presented the ongoing research on the development of advanced carbon-based iron catalysts for environmental applications by the Advanced Energy Technology Initiative, Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability.