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April 7, 2017
This week our lab had two papers accepted for publication:

Bair, D.A., I.E. Popova, K.W. Tate, S.J. Parikh. 2017. Transport of oxytetracycline, chlortetracycline and ivermectin in surface runoff from irrigated pasture. J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part B. In Press.

Anderson, C.G., G. Joshi, D.A. Bair, C. Oriol, G. He, S.J. Parikh, M.S. Denison, K.M. Scow. 2017. Use of nuclear receptor luciferase-based bioassays to detect endocrine active chemicals in a biosolids-biochar amended soil. Chemosphere. In Press.

April 6, 2017
Andrew Margenot and Sanjai Parikh both presented our lab's nanoparticle work at the American Chemical Society Meeting in San Franciscio, CA.

Parikh, S.J., A.J. Margenot, M. Dumlao, D. Rippner, R.A. Davis, P.G. Green, J.L. Sutcliffe, A. McElrone. Examining the impact of copper oxide nanoparticles on carrot and lettuce growth and root hydraulic conductivity. American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 2-7, 2017, San Francisco, CA (Invited).

Margenot, A.J., S.J. Parikh. Impacts of copper oxide nanoparticles on soil enzyme activities across diverse ecosystems.  American Chemical Society National Meeting, April 2-7, 2017, San Francisco, CA.

January 25, 2017
Our lab, along with Joe Pignatello at the Connecticut Agriculture Station, has been awarded a USDA-NIFA grant to study how biochars can be altered to increase nitrate and phosphate retention when composted with animal manures.

November 10, 2016
Our lab has been awarded a CDFA-FREP grant to study how biochar can be used to reduce nutrient loss in California Agriculture.

October 4, 2016
Congratulations to Deirdre Griffin for having her paper from the biochar plots at Russell Ranch accepted for publication!

Griffin, D.E., D. Wang, S.J. Parikh, K.M. Scow. 2016. Short-lived effects of walnut shell biochar on soils and crop yields in a long-term field experiment. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. In Press.

September 7, 2016
Andrew's paper has been accepted for publication in Soil Tillage Research.

Margenot, A.J., B.K. Paul, R. Sommer, M.M. Pulleman, S.J. Parikh, L.E. Jackson, S. Fonte. Can conservation agriculture improve P availability in weathered soils? Effects of tillage and residue management on soil P status after 9 years in a Kenyan Oxisol. Soil Tillage Research. In Press.

August 21, 2016
Our paper, with Daniel Bair as first author, has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Environmental Quality.

Bair, D.A., F.N.D. Mukome, I.E. Popova, T.A. Ogunyoku, A. Jefferson, D. Want, S.C. Hafner, T.M. Young, S.J. Parikh. Sorption of Pharmaceuticals, Heavy Metals, and Herbicides to Biochar in the Presence of Biosolids. J. Environ. Qual. In press.

July 28, 2016
Congratulations to Yuhei Nakayama for being awarded the 2016-2017 Howard Walton Clark Prize in Plant Breeding and Soil Building. This prize is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student attending either UC Davis, UC Berkeley, or UC Riverside and recognizes scholastic achievement, talent for independent research, with particular reference to plant breeding or soil building.

July 13, 2016
Andrew Margenot has been named the 2016 recipient of the Lloyd Brown Award by the Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group at UC Davis. Congratulations Andrew!

June 17, 2016
Devin Rippner has been selected to receive a number of awards for the 2016-2017 academic year. These include: 1) Donald G. Crosby Fellowship, 2) Bert & Nell Krantz Fellowship, and 3) UCD & Humanities Graduate Research Award. Congratulations Devin!

May 24, 2016
Congratulations to Andrew Margenot for being awarded the 2016 UC Davis Blum Center for Development PASS Award. The title of his project for this award is: Alleviating soil poverty traps in western Kenya by treating soil acidity with lime.

April 11, 2016
Have you seen the Smithsonian Exhibit "Dig it! The Secrets of Soil" (http://forces.si.edu/soils/)? It was in DC at the Museum of Natural History from July 18, 2008 through January 10, 2010 and is currently a travelling exhibit. Andrew Margenot and Katelinn Alldritt served as docents for the exhibit when it was in Sacramento. Based on their experience and activities with the exhibit they wrote up a paper which was recently accepted for publication in the Soil Science Society of America Journal.

A. Margenot, K. Alldritt, S. Southard, A. O'Geen. 2016. Integrating soil science into primary school curricula: Students promote soil science education with Dig It! The Secrets of Soil. Soil Science Society of America Journal. In press.

April 7, 2016
Look for the new chapter from Andrew Margenot and co-authors in the book "Soil Phosphorous".

Margenot A.J., B. R. Singh, I. M. Rao, and R. Sommer. Phosphorus Fertilization and Management in Soils of Sub-Saharan Africa. In Soil Phosphorus. Ed. R. Lal. CRC Press: Boca Raton.

March 1, 2016
Maya Buelow's paper on characterization of winery wastewater was named the The 2016 Best Viticulture Paper by the American Society of Enology and Viticulture (ASEV). Congratulations to Maya and co-authors!

Link: http://www.asev.org/best-paper-awards

Buelow, M.C., L.C.R. Silva, K. Steenwerth, and S.J. Parikh. 2015. Characterization of Winery Wastewater for Reuse in California. Amer. J. Enol. Viticult. 66: 302-310.

The authors in the vineyard!

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Photo credit: Karen Block, UC Davis, Department of Viticulture and Enology

January 6, 2016
Rongzhong Ye's paper was accepted for publication in Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment.

Ye, R. T.A. Doane, M.B. Espe, B. Linquist, S.J. Parikh, and W.R. Horwath. 2016. A soil carbon proxy to predict CH4 and N2O emissions from rewetted agricultural peatlands. Agric. Ecosys. Environ. Accepted. 

September 28, 2015
Maya Buelow's M.S. work on reusing winery wastewater was released in a UCD press lease today: http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=11296

Maya has done a couple interviews (KGO - San Francisco KGO, Capital Public Radio, Sacramento) this morning in response to the release.

September 22, 2015
Andrew Margenot's review paper on FTIR subtraction for analysis of soil organic matter has been accepted for publication in the Soil Science Society of America Journal. Great work Andrew.

Margenot, A.J., F.J. Calderón, and S.J. Parikh. 2015. Limitations and potential of spectral subtractions in Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy of soil samples. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. Accepted.

September 19, 2015
Sarah's paper was accepted for publication in the Journal of Environmental for a special section on Antibiotics in Agroecosystems. A big congratulations to Sarah!

Hafner, S.C., T. Harter, and S.J. Parikh. Evaluation of monensin transport to shallow groundwater following irrigation with dairy lagoon water. J. Environ. Qual. Accepted.

September 18, 2015
Andrew Margenot has been named the recipient of the 2015 Neal Van Alfen and James MacDonald Graduate Student Support Fund Award through the College of Agriculture and Environmental Science (CAES).

September 8, 2015
Andrew Margenot has been awarded a Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group Fellowship. Congratulations Andrew.

August 31, 2015
Our entry to the third edition of Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry has been accepted for publication.

Margenot A.J., F.N.D. Mukome, F.J. Calderon, and S.J. Parikh. Soil analysis, applications of FTIR spectroscopy. In Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry, 3rd ed. Elsevier.

June 5, 2015
Devin Rippner has been awarded the 2015-2016 Summer Graduate Student Researcher Award from UCD to support graduate research in engineering, computer sciences, and disciplines with engineering-related applications and methods. Way to go Devin!

April 15, 2015
Congratulations to Maya Buelow and co-authors for our paper being accepted to the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture.

Buelow, M.C., L.C.R. Silva, K. Steenwerth, and S.J. Parikh. Characterization of Winery Wastewater for Reuse in California. Amer. J. Enol. Viticult. Accepted.

March 12, 2015
Andrew Margenot has been selected as a 2015 Next Generation Delegate for The Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Global Food Security Symposium 2015. Way to go Andrew! Information on the symposium is available at: http://www.thechicagocouncil.org/issue/global-agriculture/2015-next-generation-delegation

March 7, 2015
Congratulations to Engil and co-authors for having our paper accepted to Biology and Fertility of Soil.

Pereira, E.I.P, E. Suddick, I. Mansour, F.N.D. Mukome, S.J. Parikh, K.M. Scow, J.W. Six. Biochar alters nitrogen transformations but has minimal effects on nitrous oxide emissions in an organically managed lettuce mesocosm. Biol. Fert. Soils. Accepted.

March 3, 2015
Andrew Margenot's paper has been accepted for publication in the Soil Science Society of America Journal. Congratulations Andrew!

Margenot, A.J., F.J. Calderon, T. M. Bowles, S.J. Parikh, and L.E. Jackson. Soil organic matter functional group composition in relation to organic C, N and P fractions in organically managed tomato fields characterized by mid-infrared spectroscopy. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. Accepted.

February 9, 2015
This past weekend Michael Rodriguez attended the California Alliance for Minority Participation (CAMP) Conference held at UC Irvine. At the conference Michael presented a poster presentation on his research titled “Can Biochar Decrease Carbon & Nitrogen Leaching in a Sandy Loam Soil?” which was well received by conference attendees. For his efforts he was recognized with an Honorable Mention award. Congratulations Michael.

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February 4, 2015
Congratulations to Daoyuan Wang and co-authors for having our paper accepted to the Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B.

Wang, D., F.N.D. Mukome, D. Yan, H, Wang, K.M. Scow, and S.J. Parikh. Phenylurea herbicide sorption to biochars and agricultural soil. J. Environ. Sci. Health, Part B. Accepted.

January 19, 2015
Maya Buelow's study on the how interactions between ions (K vs. Na) and soils of varying mineralogy impact soil hydraulic conductivity has been accepted for publication. Congratulations Maya!

Buelow, M.C., K. Steenwerth, and S.J. Parikh. 2015. The Effect of Mineral-Ion Interactions on Soil Hydraulic Conductivity. Agricultural Water Management. 152:277-285.

November 13, 2014
Our paper has been accepted for publication in Vadose Zone Journal.

Shaw, B.D., J.B. Wei, A. Tuli, J. Campbell, S.J. Parikh, S. Dabach, M. Buelow, and J.W. Hopmans. 2014. Analysis of ion and DOC interference on soil solution nitrate concentration measurements using UV absorption spectroscopy. Vadose Zone J. Available online.

November 7, 2014
Deirdre Griffin has been awarded first place for her poster in the Soil Biology and Biochemistry Division at the Soil Science Society of America Annual Meetings in Long Beach, CA. See her abstract and a link to her poster pdf at: https://scisoc.confex.com/scisoc/2014am/webprogram/Paper86894.html

November 7, 2014
Rebecca Mulligan's paper has been accepted for publication in Pest Management Science! Congratulations Rebecca.

Mulligan, R.A., S.J. Parikh, R.S. Tjeerdema. 2014. Abiotic Partitioning of Clothianidin Under Simulated Rice Field Conditions. Pest Manag. Sci. Available online.

October 8, 2014
Congratulations to Andrew Margenot, Devin Rippner, Oliver Li, and Deirdre Griffin for being awarded the Henry A. Jastro Graduate Research Award from the Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group.

October 1, 2014
Barabara Alves has joined our lab for her doctoral studies in the Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group.

July 21, 2014
Andrea Aguilera has been award the Outstanding Student Researcher Award for the Research Experiences for Undergraduate (REU) for Mexican Students Program at UC Davis. Andrea is studying the binding mechanisms of bacteria to soil and soil minerals using ATR-FTIR spectroscopy. Congratulations Andrea! You can also see a nice article about Andrea published on the UC Davis website at http://www.ucdavis.edu/ucdavis-today/2014/july/22-mexican-internship.html

July 21, 2014
Congratulations Melissa Suarez! Melissa's paper has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Forensic Science.

Suarez, M.D., R.J. Southard, and S.J. Parikh. Understanding variations of soil mapping units and associated data for forensic science. Accepted. J. Forensic Sci.

July 15, 2014
Congratulations to Fungai and our co-authors on having our paper accepted to Soil Science Society of America Journal!

Mukome, F.N.D., A.L.D. Kilcoyne, and S.J. Parikh. Alteration of biochar carbon chemistry during soil incubations: SR-FTIR and NEXAFS investigation. Soil Sci. Soc. Amer. J. 78:1632-1640.

April 23, 2014
Our paper has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces.

Parikh, S.J., F.N.D. Mukome, and X. Zhang. 2014. ATR-FTIR Spectroscopic Evidence for Biomolecular Phosphorus and Carboxyl Groups Facilitating Bacterial Adhesion to Iron Oxides. Colloids Surf. B, Biointerf. Colloids Surf. B, Biointerf. 119:38-46.

April 15, 2014
The Smithsonian Soils Exhibit digging is coming to Sacramento and Andrew Margenot has been awarded a position as a Docent Coordinator for the exhibit! For more info on the exhibit please visit http://www.californiamuseum.org/dig-it.

April 1, 2014
Deirdre Griffin has been named as a receipeient of a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. Way to go Deirdre!

February 25, 2014
Deirdre Griffin has been awarded the Beatrice Overly and S. Atwood McKeehan Fellowship for the 2014-2015 Academic Year at UC Davis. Congratulations Deirdre!

January 27, 2014
Our invited review paper has been accepted for publication in Advances in Agronomy.

Parikh, S.J., A.J. Margenot, F.N.D. Mukome, F. Calderon, and K.W. Goyne. 2014. Soil Chemical Insights Provided through Vibrational Spectroscopy. Adv. Agron. 126:1-148.

January 6, 2014
Chongyang (Oliver) Li has joined our lab for his doctoral studies in the Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group. Oliver recently completed his M.S. at in Environmental Engineering at UC Davis.

September 10, 2013
Congratulations to Andrew Margenot and Deirdre Griffin for being awarded the Henry A. Jastro Graduate Research Award from the Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group.

September 9, 2013
Devin Rippner has joined our lab for his doctoral studies in the Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group. Devin recently completed his M.S. at Virginia Tech. Prior to that Devin worked in Malawi for the Peace Corps.

August , 23, 2013
Maya Buelow has submitted her M.S. Thesis to the graduate college. Congratulations Maya on completing your degree and putting together a terrific thesis.

June 14, 2013
Congratulations to Fungai and our co-authors on having our paper accepted to California Agriculture. Our paper presents a organic fertilizer testing protocol to flag samples which may have been adulterated with inorganic nitrogen sources.

Mukome, F.N.D., T.A. Doane, L.C. Silva, S.J. Parikh, and W.R. Horwath. 2013. Testing protocol ensures the authenticity of organic fertilizers. California Agriculture. 67: 210-216.

June 4, 2013
Sarah Hafner has received notification that she is awarded the Erika and Walter Jennings Graduate Student Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year. Congratulations Sarah!

May 17, 2013
Engil Pereira has been awarded the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship. This award will allow Engil to work at ETH (Eidgenössiche Technische Hochshule) in Zürich, Switzerland for one year to finish her dissertation with her primary advisor, Johan Six. Congratulations Engil!

May 13, 2013
Andrew Margenot has been awarded a prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Program. The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security program is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to expand the pool of U.S. food security professionals who have the scientific base needed to effectively study and manage the global landscapes in support of sustainable food systems. Congratulations Andrew!

More information on this award program can be found at:
http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/food/borlaugfellows

May 1, 2013
We are pleased to announce the release of the UC Davis Biochar Database! The idea for this database arose from this research conducted in the Parikh Lab at University of California, Davis which aimed to determine trends in biochar physical and chemical properties based on feedstock source. The UC Davis Biochar Database was launched as an open-access resource to facilitate bridging this gap.

Please visit us, register, and participate at: http://biochar.ucdavis.edu/

You can also visit, and "like" us at https://www.facebook.com/UCDavisBiochar

April 25, 2013
Our paper examining the surface runoff of beef cattle pharmaceuticals has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Environmental Quality.

Popova, I.E., D.A. Bair, K.W. Tate, and S.J. Parikh. 2013. Sorption, Leaching, and Surface Runoff of Beef Cattle Veterinary Pharmaceuticals under Simulated Irrigated Pasture Conditions. J. Environ. Qual. In Press.

April 5, 2013
Sarah Hafner is awarded the 2013-2014 Donald Crosby Fellowship in Environmental Chemistry. This is the second time Sarah has been awarded this pretigious fellowship. Congratulations Sarah!

March 25, 2013
Congratulations to Sarah Hafner and Deirdre Griffin for both being awarded the UC Davis Humanities Graduate Research Award.

February 11, 2013
Our paper is accepted for publication in Geoderma.

Mukome, F.N.D., J. Six, and S.J. Parikh. 2013. The effects of walnut shell and wood feedstock biochar amendments on greenhouse gas emissions from a fertile soil. Geoderma. 200-201: 90-98.

January 22, 2013
Fungai's Paper is accepted for publication in the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemsitry.

Mukome, F.N.D., X. Zhang, L.C.R. Silva, J. Six, and S.J. Parikh. 2013. Use of chemical and physical characteristics to investigate trends in biochar feedstocks. J. Agric. Food. Chem. 61:2196-2204.

We were also forutnate to have some papers accepted in December:

Mosse, K.P.M., J. Lee, B.T. Leachman, S.J. Parikh, T.R. Cavagnaro, A.F. Patti, and K.L. Steenwerth. 2013. Irrigation of an established vineyard with winery cleaning agent solution (simulated winery wastewater): vine growth, berry quality, and soil chemistry.  Agriculture and Water Management.31:93-102.

Winter, S.E., M.G. Winter, M.N. Xavier, P. Thiennimitr, V. Poon, A.M., Keestra, R. Laughlin, G. Gomez, J. Wu, S.D. Lawhon, I. Popova, S.J. Parikh, L.G. Adams, R.M. Tsolis, V.J. Stewart, A.J. Bäumler. 2013. Host-derived nitrate boosts growth of E. coli in the inflamed gut. Science.339:708-711.

November 6, 2012
Daniel Bair is awarded First Place at the Poster Contest for Soils and Environmental Quality Division and the 2012 Soil Science Society of America National Meeting. The paper Daniel presented is:

Bair, D.A., I.E. Popova, K.W. Tate, and S.J. Parikh. 2012. Sorption, Leaching and Surface Runoff of Rangeland Veterinary Pharmaceuticals From Soil Boxes. Soil Science Society of America National Meetings. October 21-24, Cincinnati, OH.

October 10, 2012
Congratulations to Maya Buelow and Daniel Bair for each being awarded a Henry A. Jastro Graduate Research Award from the Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group.

October 9, 2012
The Nature Education topic room on Soil, Agriculture, and Agricultural Biotechnology is now available. Sanjai is the editor of this topic room and developed the content through a series of peer-reviewed invited publications on the topic. There are currently 10 articles published in this room with an additional 5 articles in press. This is an ongoing project and additional articles will contineu to be solicited. You can visit the topic room by clicking on the following url:

http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/soil-agriculture-and-agricultural-biotechnology-84826767

This topic room is part of the Nature Knowledge Project (from the Nature Publishign Group) which aims to create high quality open source online educational materials for a worldwide audience.

August 22, 2012
Sanjai presents at the national meetings of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA..
Parikh, S.J., Examining bacteria-mineral interfaces with FTIR spectroscopy (Invited).
Information on the meeting available at www.acs.org

August 2012
Congratulations to Melissa Suarez for completion of her M.S. Degree in Forensic Science from UC Davis. Best of luck Melissa!

March 3, 2012
Ina Popova is selected to receive a travel grant to attend HPLC 2012 in Anaheim, CA (June 16-21). Ina's talk will be "Pressurized liquid extraction of chlortetracycline and oxytetracycline from soil with in-cell cleanup."

February 7-8, 2012
The Parikh lab presented their research at the 2012 Plant & Soil Conference in Visalia, CA. At the Conference Daniel Bair and Maya Buelow were awarded a co-first place prize in the student poster competition. Congratulations to them both!

Papers presented:
Bair, D.A., T.M. Young, and S.J. Parikh. 2012. Can Biochar Reduce Mobility of Pharmaceuticals in Biosolid Amended Soils? California Plant and Soil Conference, American Society of Agronomy, CA Chapter. Feb. 7-8, Visalia, CA.

Buelow, M.C., K. Mosse, G.S. Pettygrove, K.L. Steenwerth, and S.J. Parikh. 2012. Free Potassium Fertilizer? Potential Problems with Land Applications of Winery Wastewater. California Plant and Soil Conference, American Society of Agronomy, CA Chapter. Feb. 7-8, Visalia, CA.

Parikh, S.J., F.N.D. Mukome, E. Suddick, E.I.P. Pereira, E. Verhoeven, and J.W. Six. 2012. Investigating Potential Benefits of Soil Biochar Amendments. Plant and Soil Conference, American Society of Agronomy, CA Chapter. Feb. 7-8, Visalia, CA.

January 5, 2012
Congratulations to both Maya Buelow and Daniel Bair for each being awarded a Henry A. Jastro Graduate Research Award. Daniel was also awarded a Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Student Grant.

October 15, 2011
Sarah Hafner is awarded the White Family Graduate Student Award though the John Muir Institute for the Environment for her project entitled "Fate and Transport of Veterinary Antibiotics at a California Dairy". "

Sarah is also awarded a Henry A. Jastro Graduate Research Award. Congratulations Sarah!

September 27, 2011
Dr. Ina Popova has joined the lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow to study the transport of veterinary antibiotics in irrigated rangeland. Ina completed her PhD at the University of North Dakota (Analytical and Physical Chemistry) and most recently was a Postdocotoral Research Associate at Oklahoma State University where she studied the sorption of pharmaceuticals and pesticides in soil.

July 15, 2011
Congratulations to Daniel Bair. Danny was awarded a Graduate Student Researcher traineeship from the Superfund Research Program at UC Davis for the Fall 2011 quarter. For this award, Danny will study the fate of pharmaceuticals from biosolids which are land applied.

July 1, 2011
Sanjai's paper is accepted to Nature Education Knowledge for the new Environmental Science area in the Soil, Agriculture, and Agricultural Biotechnology topic room on Scitable (coming soon: http://www.nature.com/scitable):

Parikh, S.J., and B.R. James. 2011. Soil: The Foundation of Agriculture. Nature Education Knowledge. In Press.

June 5, 2011
Lina Bachert has completed her M.S. Thesis. The title of her thesis is "Occurrence and analysis of common veterinary antibiotics in shallow groundwater impacted by fertigation." Congratulations to Lina on a job well done!

April 29, 2011
Xiaoming Ellen Zhang presented a poster, "Is Biochar Good for Soil?", at the 2011 Undergraduate Research, Scholarship & Creative Activities Conference.

Information available at http://undergraduateresearch.ucdavis.edu/urcConf/

April 6, 2011
Congratulations to Sarah Hafner for being awarded a  2011-12 Donald Crosby Fellowship in Environmental Chemistry.

March 16, 2011
Congratulations to Sarah Hafner for being awarded a  2011-12 UC Davis Graduate Research Fellowship.

December 21, 2010
Sanjai's paper is accepted to Langmuir.
Parikh, S.J., J.D. Kubicki, C.M. Jonsson, C.L. Jonsson, R.M. Hazen, D.A. Sverjensky, and D.L. Sparks. 2011. Evaluating Glutamate and Aspartate Binding Mechanisms to Rutile (α-TiO2) via ATR-FTIR spectroscopy and Quantum Chemical Calculations. Langmuir. 27:1778-1787.

December 17, 2010
Sanjai presents at the national meetings of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, CA..
Parikh, S.J., B.J. Lafferty, T.G. Meade, and D.L. Sparks. 2010. The benefits of competition: Rapid-scan FTIR reveals that goethite enhances initial As oxidation via Mn-oxides (Invited).
Information on the meeting available at: http://www.agu.org/meetings/fm10/program/index.p

December 14, 2010
Congratulations to Allie Jefferson for being awarded a Kearney Undergraduate Research Fellowship. For her research, Allie will examine the binding of various heavy metals to biochar.

October 31 - November 3, 2010
Five members of the lab group attended the SSSA National meetings in Long Beach CA. Poster presentations were given by Fungai Mukome, Sarah Hafner, Danny Bair, and Melissa Suarez. Information on the meeting and to view presentations please visit: https://www.acsmeetings.org/.

October 11,2010
Congratulations to Danny Bair for being awarded a 2010-2011 Henry A. Jastro Research Award.

September 7, 2010
Lina Bachert has joined our research group to conduct her M.S. research. Lina is a student at The University of Duisburg-Essen (Germany) and will be here for 6 months to examine antibiotic transport in the Central Valley. Lina will be working with both Sanjai and Thomas Harter.

September 1, 2010
Allie Jefferson has joined the lab for an internship. Allie is an undergraduate student at UCD and will be helping out with our winery effluent project.

July 7, 2010
Melissa Suarez was awarded the California Association of Criminalists (CAC) Scholarship! Melissa will use the award to continue her research evaluating the use of NRCS Soil Survey information for forensic science investigations. In this research Melissa is comparing a range of soil physical and chemical properties within a given soil map unit and to soils within adjacent map units. Congratulations Melissa!

July 6, 2010
Maya Buelow joins the lab group. Maya is starting her M.S. program in the Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group. Her research project (w/ Sanjai and Kerri Steenwerth) will be to examine the effects of recycling winery effluent (high K) for irrigation on soil properties and wine grapes.

May 10, 2010
Congratulations to Toby O'Geen et al. for their review paper being accepted for publication in Advances in Agronomy (Sanjai is a co-author).
O’Geen, A.T., R. Budd, J. Gan, J.J. Maynard, S.J. Parikh, and R.A. Dahlgren. 2010. Mitigating Non-Point Source Pollution in Agriculture with Constructed and Restored Wetlands. Adv. Agron. 108:1-76.

April 26, 2010
Congratulations to Mengqiang Zhu at the University of Delaware for having his paper accepted for publication in Environmental Science and Technology (Sanjai is a co-author).
Zhu, M., M. Ginder-Vogel, S.J. Parikh, X.H. Feng, B. Ravel, and D.L. Sparks. 2010. Cation effects on layer-structure of biogenic Mn-oxides.In Press: Enivron. Sci. Technol.

April 7, 2010
Final LAWR Seminar of the 2010 Seminar Series. The full schedule available at: http://parikh.lawr.ucdavis.edu/2010LAWRSeminarSeries.html

April 2, 2010
Chris Alaimo joins the lab group. Chris is a Staff Research Associate and will be primarily working on the detection of antibiotics via LC-MS.

April 1, 2010
Sanjai's paper is accepted to Environmental Science and Technology.
Parikh, S.J., B.J. Lafferty, T.G. Meade, and D.L. Sparks. 2010. Evaluating environmental influences on AsIII oxidation kinetics by a poorly crystalline Mn-oxide. Enivron. Sci. Technol. 44:3772-3778.

March 4, 2010
Congratulations to Xionghan Feng (Huazhong Agricultural University) for having his paper accepted for publication in Geochmica et Cosmochimica Acta (Sanjai is a co-author).
Feng, X.H., M. Zhu, M. Ginder-Vogel, C. Ni, S.J. Parikh, and D.L. Sparks. 2010. Formation of Nano-crystalline todorokite-like phase from biogenic Mn oxides. Geochim. Cosmochmic. Acta. 74:3232-3245.

January 14, 2010
Sanjai, Kerri Steenwerth, and Stu Pettygrove awarded a Kearney Foundation of Soil Science Grant (Effects of K-rich Irrigation Water on Soil Properties and Grape Vine Health).

January 7, 2010
Dr. Fungai Mukome has joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow to study the effect of biochar soil amendments on N-cycling and C sequestration/stabilization. Fungai recently completed his doctoral work at the University of Portland.

December 1, 2009
Congratulations to Masayuki Shimizu at the University of Delaware for having his paper accepted for publication in Environmental Science and Technology (Sanjai is a co-author).
Shimizu, M., M. Ginder-Vogel, S.J. Parikh, and D.L. Sparks. 2010. Molecular scale assessment of methylarsenic sorption on aluminum oxide. Enivron. Sci. Technol. 44:612-617.

November 25, 2009
Sanjai has been awarded a Junior Faculty Award from the California Nitrogen Assessment Team at the Agricultural Sustainability Institute to study the influence of biochar on the soil N-cycle, C sequestration, and stabilization with soil minerals. The financial support for this award comes from the Davis & Lucile Packard Foundation.

November 3, 2009
Sanjai presented a poster ("Environmental Influences on Mn-Oxide Catalyzed Arsenic Oxidation") at the 2009 SSSA National Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. For information on the conference please visit the meeting web site at https://www.acsmeetings.org/.

September 3, 2009
There was a workshop at UCD on September 3, 2009 entitled "Probing the Atomic Scale: Lessons Learned from X-ray Applications to Environmental Science." The keynote speaker was Dr. Donald L. Sparks from the University of Delaware. For more information please visit the workshop web page at http://parikh.lawr.ucdavis.edu/xrayworkshop.html.

September 1, 2009
Daniel Bair and Sarah Hafner have joined the Environmental Soil Chemistry Group at UC Davis. Daniel completed his M.S. at Brigham Young and has started his Ph.D. studies in the Soils and Biogeochemistry Graduate Group. Sarah finished her B.S. and the University of Georgia and is pursuing her Ph.D. in the Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry Graduate Group

August 12, 2009
Congratulations to Niloufar Ghazal for being awarded the Kearney Foundation of Soil Science Research Fellowship for the 2009-2010 academic year. Nellie will be investigating the sorption of veterinary antibiotics to soil minerals.

June 12, 2009
Congratulations to Ellen Zhang for being awarded the Kearney Foundation of Soil Science Summer Research Fellowship. Ellen will be investigating the binding mechanisms of various phosphate containing biomolecules to Fe-oxides.

June 4, 2009
Sanjai was awarded grant from the UC Davis Committee on Research (Small Grant in Aid of Research) to study hormone and antibiotic transport in the Central Valley, CA.

April 21, 2009
Sanjai gave a presentation at the Agriculture and Environmental Chemistry Graduate Group Seminar on May 4, 2009 in 230 Wellman Hall at 4pm. The title of his talk was "Arsenic Biogeochemistry in Soil."

January 2, 2009
Sanjai and Thomas Harter awarded a Kearney Foundation of Soil Science Grant (A Multiscale Investigation of Monensin Sorption, Facilitated Transport, and Abiotic Degradation in Soil).