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UND engineering students publish peer-reviewed papers in prestigious journals

The Nature Index database is compiled by Nature Research and includes only 82 high-quality journals selected by “an independently selected group.”

In the area of environmental engineering and science, only two journals (Environmental Science & Technology and Water Research) are tracked by the Nature Index database.

UND engineering graduate and undergraduate students recently published peer-reviewed papers in these prestigious journals. All the undergraduate students were funded by the CEM’s Grand Challenge Scholarship Program (GCSP). The College of Engineering & Mines invests significantly in the success of faculty research projects, including GCSP scholarships to undergraduate students, multiple major research centers, and research/grant-support staff.

Graduate (G) and undergraduate (U) students involved in these publications.

  1. Pavankumar Challa Sasi (G); Ali Alinezhad (G) in “Effect of Granular Activated Carbon and Other Porous Materials on Thermal Decomposition of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances: Mechanisms and Implications for Water Purification Water Research, 200, 117271, 2021.
  2. Anthony Spoto (U); Pavankumar Challa Sasi (G); Ali Alinezhad (G) in “Thermal Decomposition of Anionic, Zwitterionic, and Cationic Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Aqueous Film-forming Foams Environmental Science & Technology 55, 9885–9894, 2021.
  3. Bosen Jin (G); Mallula Swetha (G) in “Vivo Generation of PFOA, PFOS and Other Compounds from Cationic and Zwitterionic Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in a Terrestrial Invertebrate (Lumbricus terrestris) Environmental Science & Technology 54, pp. 7378–7387, 2020.
  4. Dana Soli (U); Pavankumar Challa Sasi (G); in “Thermal Stability and Decomposition of Perfluoroalkyl Substances on Spent Granular Activated Carbon Environmental Science & Technology Letters 7, pp. 343–350, 2020.
  5. Bosen Jin (G) in “Sorption and Desorption Mechanisms of Cationic and Zwitterionic Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances in Natural Soils: Thermodynamics and Hysteresis Environmental Science & Technology, 53, pp. 1181811827, 2019.
  6. Ryan Hanson (U) in “PFOA and PFOS Are Generated from Zwitterionic and Cationic Precursor Compounds During Water Disinfection with Chlorine or OzoneEnvironmental Science & Technology Letters, 5, pp. 382–388, 2018.