Tag: Joel Burken

EPA chief reappoints S&T environmental engineering professor to Science Advisory Board

Posted by on October 22, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the 11 members of the Science Advisory Board (SAB) and invited Missouri S&T professor Dr. Joel Burken to serve another three-year term. “I am grateful to be able to serve the EPA for several more years,” says Burken, Curators’ Distinguished Professor and chair of civil, architectural and environmental engineering […]

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Joel Burken receives international lifetime achievement award

Posted by on September 27, 2019

This week, the International Phytotechnology Society (IPS) awarded Dr. Joel Burken the Milton P. Gordon Award for Excellence in Phytoremediation during the society’s annual conference in Changsha, Hunan Province, China. IPS recognizes one leader every year in the field of phytoremediation – a process that uses various types of plants to remove, stabilize or destroy […]

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Greening mines

Posted by on August 2, 2016

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For more than 150 years, The Doe Run Co. has tapped the fertile mineral resources of southeast Missouri to mine the lead, copper and zinc that remain staples of products ranging from car batteries to X-ray equipment and military satellites.

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Joel G. Burken named Curators’ Professor at Missouri S&T

Posted by on November 30, 2015

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Dr. Joel G. Burken, professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named Curators’ Professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering. Burken will be officially recognized during Missouri S&T’s commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 19.

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Learn about Missouri’s efforts to clean up waterways at S&T

Posted by on November 23, 2015

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Learn about the state’s efforts to protect and improve area water sources at a lecture by Sara Parker Pauley, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus.

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Joel Burken receives UM System President’s Award

Posted by on April 27, 2015

Dr. Joel Burken, professor civil, architectural and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been awarded the 2015 University of Missouri System President’s Award for Service. The recognition includes a $5,000 award.

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S&T faculty to receive excellence awards

Posted by on December 19, 2014

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Five faculty members at Missouri University of Science and Technology will receive Faculty Excellence Awards at a ceremony scheduled for Monday, Feb. 23, 2015.

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Chemical transport in plants likened to that of humans

Posted by on February 21, 2014

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Plant roots and certain human membrane systems resist chemical transport in much the same way, say researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology in a recent journal article. This similarity could make it easier to assess chemical risks for both people and plants, and may even lead to a new approach to testing medications.

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Nature’s expert witnesses: plants tell of environmental pollution

Posted by on August 1, 2011

esthag_thumbnail.jpgThe poet William Blake once wrote that we could “see a world in a grain of sand.” Today, environmental engineers are seeing the world beneath the surface through a greener part of nature: the trunks and branches of trees.

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Researchers use trees to detect contaminants and health threats

Posted by on April 25, 2011

Burken-tree-sampling-port-web.jpgResearchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a method to detect the presence of soil and groundwater contamination without turning a shovel or touching the water.

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