Tag Archives: James Starzec

Graduating Interns at Milwaukee Water Council

All three of our interns at the Milwaukee Water Council graduated this spring and are continuing to put their education to use in new ways. Both Ryan Matthews and Lisa Sasso are staying in the Milwaukee area and continue to … Continue reading

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Water Researcher Wednesday: Dr. Phillip Barak

Dr. Phillip Barak is a professor in the Department of Soil Science at UW-Madison. In this week’s video, Dr. Barak demonstrates how struvite crystallization on Langmuir monolayers, self-assembled monolayers and cation exchange membranes is used as a means to recover and recycle … Continue reading

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Water Researcher Wednesday: Dr. Terrence Barry

Dr. Terence P. Barry is a Senior Scientist with the Department of Animal Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the following video, Dr. Barry discusses his research measuring the effects of cattle steroids on fish. Fathead minnows are used to study the hormone’s impact … Continue reading

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Water Researcher Wednesday: Dr. John Berges

Dr. John A Berges is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Berges studies planktonic organisms in the upper part of the water column of Lake Michigan. After harvesting the organisms … Continue reading

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Water Researcher Wednesday: Dr. Harvey Bootsma

Dr. Harvey Bootsma is an Associate Professor with the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences. Dr. Bootsma’s research studies the role of quagga mussels in nutrient and energy cycling in Lake Michigan. His research specifically seeks to determine whether mussels are responsible for the … Continue reading

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Water Researcher Wednesday: Dr. Hector Bravo

Dr. Hector R. Bravo is in the Department of Civil Engineering and Mechanics at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Because of the high cost of field monitoring, Dr. Bravo has turned to modeling to predict the means and range that pollutants are transferred in surface … Continue reading

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Water Researcher Wednesday: Dr. Robert Burlage

Dr. Robert Burlage is a professor in the Health Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Burlage investigates the capacity of pathogens to cause infection in humans as they exist in the environment. By fusing known disease-causing microorganisms to bioindicator genes, … Continue reading

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Water Researcher Wednesday: Dr. Ryoichi Samuel Amano

Dr. Ryoichi Samuel Amano is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at UWM. In this week’s video, Dr. Amano discusses his work in aeration techniques that produce small bubbles to increase oxidation efficiency and reduces the energy needed for water pumps. – James Starzec … Continue reading

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Water Researcher Wednesday: Dr. Michael Carvan

Dr. Michael Carvan is a Shaw Associate Professor for the School of Freshwater Science at UW-Milwaukee. In this video, Dr. Carvan describes his research on the effects of mercury ingestion on female zebra fish. His data shows that mercury exposure at even unmeasurable levels … Continue reading

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Water Researcher Wednesday: Dr. Carmen Aguilar

This week’s Water Researcher is Dr. Carmen Aguilar, an Associate Scientist at the School of Freshwater Sciences-WATER Institute. The following video describes Dr. Aguilar’s research on zebra and quagga mussels in Lake Michigan and their impact on the food chain. These invasive species … Continue reading

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