The Center of Excellence in Healthy Water Solutions’ research focus is comprehensive, spanning multiple areas within water science from the management of water resources in terms of quality (including traditional and emerging contaminants) and quantity (including built and natural environments), to addressing the associated societal issues.

Areas of Research

Year FundedTitleClarkson University PI/Co-PISUNY ESF PI/Co-PI
2021Assessing the ecotoxicity of mixtures of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substancesSujan FernandoRoxanne Razavi
2021Development of Energy-efficient Wastewater Treatment for Removal of Pharmaceutical contaminantsYang YangGyu Leem
2021High-Capacity Sustainable Sorbents for Treatment of Per-Fluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Contaminated WatersMario WriedtDeepak Kumar
2021Forecasting Shoreline Erosion Using Deep Learning to Restore Coastal Ecosystem ServicesAbul BakiSharon Moran
2021Wetland and Sediment Plume Monitoring using Advanced Remote Sensing and Machine Learning TechniquesSean BanerjeeBahram Salehi
2021Developing Museum Content for Indigenous Values and Water Resources: Internships at the Skä Noñh Center for the Great Law of PeaceSharon Moran
2021Cost Reduction and System Improvement of the Clarkson HAB Terminator to Accelerate Commercialization in New York State*Yang Yang/Stefan Grimberg
2022High Capacity Sorbents for Rapid and Efficient Removal of Phosphorous from Nonpoint Sources of RunoffSilvana AndreescuDoug Daley
2022Non-targeted screening of drinking water disinfection byproducts and their degradation and detoxification using a continuous flow photoelectrochemical cellJingyun YeLeanne Powers
2022Development of Sustainable and Renewable Photovoltaic System for Perfluorooctanoic Acids Removal in Aqueous EnvironmentYang YangChang Geun Yoo
2022Advanced Sequencing to Assess Risks Associated with Antibiotic Resistance as An Emerging Contaminant in Great Lakes Sediment and FishSusan BaileyYaqi You
2022Expanding Project WHIRL (Protectors of the Watershed Habitat in the Indian River Lakes)Diana Terese White
2022Rapid Classification of HABs using Digital Field Microscopes and Artificial Intelligence*Roxanne Razavi/ Gregory Boyer, Stephen Shaw
2022Pilot Testing of Ammonia Vacuum Stripping and Absorption on Multiple Waste Streams*Wendong Tao
2022Cost Reduction and System Improvement of the Clarkson HAB Terminator to Accelerate Commercialization in New York State*Yang Yang/ Stefan Grimberg
2023Development of an AI-Vision Enabled Environmental Monitoring Sensor System for the Real-time Detection of Microplastics in a Waterbody*Abul Baki/ Masudul Imtiaz, Thomas Holsen
2023Struvite Recovery for Organic Production*Wendong Tao
2023Development of a chemoselective electrochemical sensor for perfluorooctanoic acid in real aqua environmentsIan McCrumGyu Leem/ Chang Geun Yoo*
2023PFAS Removal and Destruction from Semiconductor Manufacturing Wastewater*Thomas M. Holsen/ Selma Mededovic, Diana Aranzales
2023Identification of Nitrification Inhibitors within Semiconductor Manufacturing Wastewaters*Stefan Grimberg/ Thomas Holsen
2023The Abundance and Distribution of Microplastics Pollution in a Riverine System at a Temporal and Spatial ScaleAbul BM Baki/ Thomas HolsenLeeanne C. Powers
2023Biochar-based materials for electrochemical removal of scaling ions and heavy metalsTaeyoung Kim/ Sitaraman KrishnanChang Geun Yoon
2023Common loons as sentinel species for environmental health, PFAS and mercury exposure in New York’s watersSujan FernandoStacy McNulty/ Roxanne Razavi
2023Meeting drinking water needs in New York State: Improvements in desalination technology and degradation of disinfection byproducts using visible-light induced photoelectrochemical cellsTaeyoung Kim/ Sitaraman KrishnanLeanne C. Powers/ Gyu Leem
2023Early Warning of Harmful Algal Blooms Enabled by a Novel CRISPR-based BiosensorSiwen WangYaqi You

* indicates commercialization project