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Ameet Pinto Receives 2019 Paul L. Busch Award from the Water Research Foundation

Receiving the 2019 Paul L. Bush Award from the Water Research Foundation, Ameet Pinto describes his innovative research.

Pinto Awarded NSF Grant for Biofilter Operation

CEE Assistant Professor Ameet Pinto was awarded a $340K NSF grant, in collaboration with Tanju Karanfil from Clemson University and Jess Brown from Carollo Engineers, for “Developing an Eco-Genomic Framework for Biofilter Operation”.

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CEE PhD Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Two Northeastern Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD students, Cassandra Nickles and Katherine Vilardi, received 2019 Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). This highly prestigious and selective program has historically awarded only 10% of applicants. According to the NSF, “Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations […]

FY20 TIER 1 Award Recipients

25 COE faculty and affiliates were recipients of FY20 TIER 1 Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants for 18 different projects representing up to $900K dollars of investment in research.

Testing the Quality of the Charles River Water

CEE PhD student Max Rome and Assistant Professor Ameet Pinto are working with the Charles River Watershed Association to test the quality of the Charles River water in hopes of opening its first public swimming area. Source: News @ Northeastern In 1965, the water in the Charles River was so dirty that The Standells wrote […]

Pinto Receives ISME/IWA Bio Cluster Award

CEE Assistant Professor Ameet Pinto was selected as a recipient of the 2018 ISME/IWA Bio Cluster Award in the Rising Star Category. This prestigious prize rewards interdisciplinary research of outstanding merit at the interface of microbial ecology and water/wastewater treatment. The award will be presented at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2018 that will […]

Honoring Highest Achievements

Congratulations to the COE faculty and students that were honored at the 2018 Academic Honors Convocation.

Pinto Receives NSF CAREER Award

CEE Assistant Professor Ameet Pinto was awarded a $504K NSF CAREER award for “Developing a Spatial-Temporal Predictive Framework for the Drinking Water Microbiome”.

Assessing Water Quality After a Storm

CEE Professors April Gu (PI), Akram Alshawabkeh (co-PI), and Assistant Professor Ameet Pinto (co-PI) were awarded a $100K NSF grant to determine a “Timely Assessment of Water Quality to Reveal the Potential Ecological and Health Impact of Hurricanes at Puerto Rico”.

Pinto Awarded $330K NSF Grant

CEE Assistant Professor Ameet Pinto was awarded a $330K NSF grant for “Deciphering the role of comammox bacteria in nitrogen removal systems”. Dr. Pinto, whose research interests include microbial ecology and physiology, drinking water treatment and distribution, wastewater treatment and more, is revolutionizing the way water is treated for nitrogen.

Chance Discovery Has Big Implications for Clean Water

An accidental discovery made by CEE Assistant Professor Ameet Pinto and his group has revealed a type of bacteria capable of full nitrification.

CEE Assistant Professor Ameet Pinto Featured in Engineering and Physical Sciences News Release in the UK

Chance find has big implications for water treatment's costs and carbon footprint A type of bacteria accidentally discovered during research supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) could fundamentally re-shape efforts to cut the huge amount of electricity consumed during wastewater clean-up. View the news release.

Making Your Water Safer to Drink

CEE Assistant Professor Ameet Pinto is researching how to make your water safer to drink by focusing on the role of microbial organisms in drinking water and how they continue to survive today’s exhaustive water treatment processes.

Pinto Featured in Emerging Investigator Series

CEE Assistant Professor Ameet Pinto was interviewed for the Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology blog that highlights his recent article on "Emerging investigators series: microbial communities in full-scale drinking water distribution systems – a meta-analysis"

New Faculty Spotlight: Ameet Pinto

Ameet Pinto joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering as an Assistant Professor starting in January 2016.