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Faculty Profile

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Name: Timothy M. Vadas
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering
E-Mail: vadas@engr.uconn.edu
Personal/Lab Website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/cee/undergrad/admission/15-research/57-tim.html
Program/Department Website: http://www.engr.uconn.edu/cee/
Office Telephone: (860) 486-5552

Keywords | Categories: Civil and Environmental Engineering, ecology, Environmental Engineering, metals, organic matter, sorbents, stormwater, water quality

Professional Summary

Dr. Vadas’ recent research efforts have focused on water treatment of emerging contaminants using novel, high surface area sorbents. The focus is on the development of a chemical surface modification scheme for nanofibrous materials due to the difficulty in functionalization using traditional methods without losing significant mass or strength. In addition, we explore novel functional groups that can enhance the selectivity and sorption capacity for emerging or low concentration contaminants such as Hg, As, or pharmaceutical compounds. This technology could also be used for resource recovery or bio-based product purification.