University of Michigan Environmental Engineering PhD student Emily Crossette has received the C. Ellen Gonter award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Environmental Chemistry.
The annual award, honoring up to seven students each year since 1985, honors students studying at U.S. or international universities who have written “the highest quality” research papers.
Crossette studies the drivers of microbial community structure in municipal and agricultural resource recovery streams. Crossette is co-advised by Professors Lutgarde Raskin and Krista Wigginton.
The award honors the memory of C. Ellen Gonter, a professional chemist, chemical consultant, and Emeritus member of the ACS who worked for the U.S. Army during World War II and managed both the water division of the Nuclear Utilities Service Corporation of Pittsburgh and the National Sanitation Foundation of Ann Arbor. She was a key player in the establishment of the Graduate Student Research Paper Award, which was renamed as the C. Ellen Gonter Environmental Chemistry Award in 2013 in her honor.
Award winners typically present their papers in the fall at the annual ACS Meeting, which is to be held in August in San Francisco.