11/4/2010 We hold a shale gas meeting at Kyle Morrow Room, Rice University to solicit support on shale gas water treatment research. More than eighty people from 25 companies attended the meeting and many of them expressed strong interest to support a shale gas research effort at Rice.
9/14-16/2010 We are on the steering committee of the U.S.-China Oil and Gas Industry Forum to organize a meeting at Fortworth, TX. The meeting was attended by a large delegation from China and the primary interests of both countries in collaboration are shale gas and CO2 capture and sequestration.
9/24/2010 The Center Director, Mason Tomson is the invited speaker “Environmental Transport and Impact of Nanoparticles” at University of Texas San Antonia.
8/2010 The Center Co-Director, Wei Chen has received support for a new project: “Collaborative study on flexible organic solar cells and supercapacitors based on carbon nano-materials”, ￥ 6,000,000, supported by International S&T Corporation, Science and Technology Ministry of China 01/2011 – 12/2013 and the PIs are Yongsheng Chen, Wei Chen, and Mason Tomson.
6/8-10/2010 The Center Co-Director Amy Kan present “Scale Prediction for Oil and Gas Production” at CPS/SPE International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition in Beijing, China.
6/4-7/2010 The Center Co-Director Amy Kan present “Facilitated transport of hydrophobic organic contaminants by carbon nanoparticles” at Asia/Pacific Chapter of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 2010 Conference (SETACAP) at Guangzhou, China.
2010 Prof. Bedient’s textbook “Ground Water Contamination”, has been translated and published in Chinese.
6/20-7/6/2010 Professor Herb Ward from Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Center Co-Director Amy Kan visited China. Presented paper at Nankai University, “Chlorinated Solvent Pollution in Soil and Groundwater: History, Regulations and Remediation in US,” Prof. Ward plan to return to China for additional work on remediation projects.
2/27-3/3/2010 Professor Pedro Alvarez (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering), Michal Rysz and John Fortner from Rice University visited China in 2010. Presented papers at Nankai University, “Antibiotic Resistance: An Emerging Environmental Pollution Problem,” “Engineered Nanomaterials in the Environment: Buckminsterfullerene (C60) as a Model Compound in Aqueous Systems,” “Environmental Remediation Projects: GSI Environmental Inc”Prof. Alvarez is invited to Nankai and Nanjiang University in spring 2011.
1/21/10-1/22/10 The Center hosted a Workshop for Nankai University Delegation. Dr. Vickie Colvin is the keynote speaker. Dean Sallie Keller welcomed the delegations; Professors Herb Ward, Mason Tomson, Andy Barron, Michael Wong, Jim Blackburn, Qilin Li, Nick Fang from Rice and Wade Adams from Smalley Institute of Nanotechnology gave speeches. Ping Sun Leebron and Chinese Consuls hosted lunch and dinner.
01/10 Professor Pedro J. Alvarez, Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University visited College of Environmental Science & Engineering, Kunming University of Science & Technology at China at the end of January. Dr. Alvarez also collaborates with Dean Chen Jiawei from School of the Earth Sciences and Resources at China University of Geosciences at
12/9/09-12/10/09 The Center hosted Prof.Tan Zhu’s delegation from City of Tianjin, China at Rice University for two days’ meeting with Ping Sun Leebron, Dean Sallie Keller, Chinese consuls, Dr. Kepple, director of Environmental Programming from City of Houston, City attorney, Paulette Wolfson and professors from CEVE department.
10/17/09-Jamie Padgett, CEE, Rice University, was one of about 30 U.S. delegates from academia, industry and government attending the National Academy of Engineering China-America Frontiers of Engineering Symposium in Changsha, China. This is the first China-America Frontiers of Engineering symposium, and it is a great honor for a young faculty member to be invited to attend. Congratulations!
08/09- More Rice grads in China: Renewable Energy: A Reality Check in Rural China . Young engineer, Abby Watrous, takes on a global challenge: Clean and sustainable energy, one village at a time. Abby Watrous was one of Rice University 3 original EWB students. EWB is Engineers without Border that our Center CO-Director Mason Tomson and Center Administrator Bob Dawson are involved in.
07/23/09- Professors Pedro Alvarez, Mason Tomson and Qilin Li met with delegations from
07/16/09- Mason Tomson, Chunfang Fan., Luliang Zhang and Nan Zhang gave an overview of the
05/09- A proposal totaling one million RMB for two years on “Sediment Environmental Quality Standards and in-situ Remediation” has been approved by the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology.
04/29/09- Jensen Shen from the Greater Houston Partnership and Pedro Alvarez, Mason Tomson, and Mark Davis from
03/16/09- Dean Keller-McNulty from
03/03/09- The Center Co-Director Mason Tomson was an invited speaker at Remediation Technology Summit: Nano-Technologies and the Environment at
01/31/09- The Center Co-director, Wei Chen, applied for establishing an international collaboration research laboratory at
01/31/2009- Dr. Dongqiang Zhu of
11/07/08- A proposal on “Field Demonstration of a Water Treatment System in Sino-Singapore Tianjin Echo-City,
11/07/2008- Dr. Nick Fang from Rice University took a trip to the People’s Republic of China as a member of the U.S. Environmental Services Delegation organized by W.J. International Environmental Services, Inc. in November in Beijing, China. The mission of the delegation is to introduce some U.S. environmental protection technologies and strategies to China. The leader of the team was Mrs.. Barbara Finazzo, the USEPA Region 2 Director.
10/25/2008- President Rao of
09/18/08 A proposal on “Sediment Environmental Quality Standard and in-situ Remediation” has been submitted to the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology for funding. The proposal totals one million RMB for two years
09/10/2008- The Center Co Directors, Mason Tomson and Amy Kan met with the
07/10/2008-President Leebron was conferred an Honorary Doctorate by
06/18/08- The Office of Public Affairs from U.S. Treasury Department release : U.S. China Strategic Economic Dialogue(SED) Joint Fact Sheet ; SED U.S. fact sheet ; and SED 10 year fact sheet.
04/01/08- Wei Chen, Center Co-Director, made a key-note presentation about the Center research and activities at the first joint “Chinese and American Environmental Technology Collaboration Conference” in
03/17/08- Professors from Rice University, Pedro Alvarez, Herb Ward, Mason Tomson, Daniel Cohan, Qilin Li and Amy
02/2008- Professor from Rice University, Phil Bedient’s hydrology text is being translated into Chinese as a part of the Center activities and was featured at the
02/20/08- Nankai President, Zihe Rao, visited
01/30/08- Chinese Consulate General Office in
12/13/07- The Third Cabinet-Level Meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue at
09/17/07- Three PhD exchange students from
09/15/07- Professor Wei Chen ‘s 863 priority project “Oil contaminated soil remediation and ecological restoration demonstration project in the oilfield” is funded by Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology
04/15/07- Professor Mason Tomson, Wei Chen and Amy Kan submit two papers to Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Journal. Special issue-China