Aug 10, 2023 – Congrats to Dr. Abby Paulos for completing her dissertation!
June 30, 2023 – New paper out in Lancet Microbe, see also Berkeley Engineering news article: “Greater access to water and sanitation could help curb antibiotic resistance”
May 18, 2023 – Congrats to Henry, Pooja, Jeremy and Scarlet on their Masters degrees!
May 4, 2023 – Researchers reveal the ‘hidden’ costs of drinkable water
Nov 7, 2022 – Into the drink
Oct 24, 2022 – Amy is featured in Nature
July 29, 2022 – Congratulations to Denise Garcia for winning an AWWA scholarship!
July 13, 2022 – Congratulations to Abby Harvey and Scarlet Bliss for winning the NSF funded Digital transformations graduate fellowship!!!
May 21, 2022 – Engineers are unsung heroes of Global Health
May 20, 2022 – Congrats to PhD candidate Jenna Swarthout for winning the Littleton Award at Tufts!
May 19, 2022 – Why China is still obsessed with disinfecting everything
April 26, 2022 – Grant announcement! Pickering Lab to Increase Clean Water Access with $1.9M Award
April 2022 – Congratulations to Julie Powers for passing her Qualifying Exam in CEE!
April 2022 – Congratulations to Abby Harvey for winning the The Katherine S. and James K. Lau Graduate Fellowship in Climate Equity!
Erica Fuhrmeister has accepted an assistant professor position at the University of Washington! Congratulations Erica!!!
Maya Nadimpalli has accepted an assistant professor position at Emory University, Congratulations Maya!!!
March 2022 – Amy has been selected as a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator! The five years of funding will support postdocs and graduate students in the lab working on ambitious projects to study the transmission of antibiotic resistance in high disease burden settings.
Our paper, led by Abby Harvey and Erica Fuhrmeister, on the low risk of fomite-mediated COVID transmission has been cited by The New York Times, The Washington Post, and has also helped inform CDC guidelines!
“COVID-19 rarely spreads through surfaces. So why are we still deep cleaning?“- Nature News Feature, Jan 29, 2021.
Low cost chlorine dispensing device improves tap water safety in low-resource regions – Phys Org, Jan 14, 2021.
“Researchers across Tufts pivot to fight COVID19“- TuftsNow, June 18, 2020.
Our paper, “Urban informal settlements as hotspots of antimicrobial resistance and the need to curb environmental transmission” is featured on the cover of Nature Microbiology, May 25, 2020.
“Saving lives by making water safe to drink” – TuftsNow, February 11, 2020.
“Automatically chlorinating water at public taps cuts child diarrhoea by almost a quarter in urban Bangladesh” – The Lancet Press Office, August 8, 2019.
“Water treatment cuts parasitic roundworm infections affecting 800 million people” – TuftsNow, August 1, 2019.
“Water works: how a simple technology in Dhaka is changing the way people get clean water.” The Water Blog. The World Bank. July 27, 2017.
“Cool Foam: How Constraint Yields Novelty.” Demand: ASME Global Development Review. July 14, 2017.
“A Better Way to Wash Hands Without Piped Water: Designing the Povu Poa.” USAID Global waters. October 6, 2016.
“Clean water for Dhaka, one pump at a time.” Stanford Medicine Scope Blog. 2016.
“Career Spotlight: Environmental Health Engineer.” KQED Science Career Spotlight. 2015.
“Cleaning poop from drinking water.” KQED Science E-Book. 2015.