News

February 2019

The lab has been stocked and it’s ready for research!

Before…
and after!

March 2019

Next door, Dr. Cherukumilli has begun building column filters to examine bauxite ore fluoride remediation in groundwater.


March 24, 2019

Dr. Cherukumilli presents her team’s proposed “Groundwater Quality Map App” as part of the 2019 WaterHackWeek. Katya managed a team of participants to design an map to map groundwater contaminant profiles in California using large data sets from the USGS. Great job, Katya!


April 2019

Congratulations to Jessica for receiving the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)!! Jessica will receive 3 years of funding to support her PhD. Awesome job, Jessica!


May 2019

We are very happy to be working with Daaniya Iyaz and Max Steiner this summer! Max and Daaniya received the CoMotion Mary Gates Innovation Scholars Internship to work with Dr. Katya Cherukumilli and Global Water Labs to optimize methods to treat metals in groundwater and wastewater.


July 1, 2019

Dr. Jessica Ray was awarded the University of Washington Royalty Research Fund and the Washington Research Fund!


June 2019

The lab is really busy this summer! In addition to Max and Daaniya, undergraduate volunteer Kaylie Dennehy has joined the lab this summer to conduct research with Yuemei.


June 2019

Another beautiful day on campus! Here’s the view from Red Square.


July 17, 2019

The AIMS Lab takes a break from research to have some summer fun at Golden Gardens!

Spikeball at Golden Gardens beach!


August 21, 2019

Daaniya and Max present their research posters at the Summer Undergraduate Research Program successfully concluding their summer research working with Dr. Cherukumilli. Great job, Max and Daaniya!


September 2019

Katya and Max have finished testing their filter columns in the lab this summer. The exciting findings are being written up in a paper that we hope to submit soon!

Bauxite and activated alumina columns that Katya and Max built to treat groundwater

October 2, 2019

I hosted a group potluck at my home. We were also celebrating Katya’s birthday!


November 16, 2019

Yuemei hosted a potluck dinner at her home. We ate delicious Chinese food!


November 20, 2019

Congratulations to Dr. Cherukumilli! At a University of Washington CoMotion Connect event, Katya won 1st prize for best poster and pitch!


February 28, 2020

Prof. Ray and a group of students enrolled in CEWA 549: Physical Chemical Treatment Processes took a field trip to the Green River Water Treatment Plant. The tour was led by Celine Mina, a UW Civil & Environmental Engineering alumna!


April 6, 2020

Nikki Redden and Prof. Ray join a collaborative and multi-disciplinary student-led team to engage with the piloting of the San Juan Basin Green Stormwater Infrastructure Regional Treatment Facility connected to the new Health Sciences Education Building. The team is awarded a $92,568 UW Campus Sustainability Fund to support this work. Nikki will apply a new biochar developed in the AIMS Lab to remove contaminants in urban stormwater infiltrating the new bioswale on campus.


April 30, 2020

The AIMS group hosted a virtual game night during the pandemic quarantine. Can you guess what the “event” was for this group picture?


July 31, 2020

Professor Ray is awarded the 2020 Rogel Faculty Support Award! The award honors an outstanding junior faculty member in the College of Engineering, the School of Medicine or the College of Forestry. Congratulations!


August 14, 2020

Congratulations to Professor Ray! Ray is a 2020 honoree in the Chemical & Engineering News Class of 2020 Talented 12. The Talented 12 honor is given to nominated assistant professors across all areas of chemistry and chemical technology disciplines. Ray was dubbed the “Water Protector” for her group’s work designing novel, engineered materials to treat contaminants in water, and will be featured at the 2020 C&EN Futures Festival along with the other 11 honorees this year.