Saint Vincent College’s Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing will host a presentation on the new challenge of wastewater treatment by Fulbright Visiting Scholar Dr. Lidia Esmeralda Garcia at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Luparello Lecture Hall in the Sis and Herman Dupré Science Pavilion.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Garcia’s work as a researcher at the Institute of Sciences at Mexico’s Universidad Autónoma de Puebla has involved the development and characterization of adsorbent materials for environmental applications, specifically the use of agro-industrial residues to obtain activated carbon. In parallel, she has worked to develop chromatographic methods for identifying compounds of environmental, chemical, biological and pharmaceutical interest by liquid and gas chromatography.
The presentation is conducted through the Fulbright Scholar Program’s Outreach Lecturing Fund, designed to enable Visiting Scholars to share their research interests, speak about their home country and exchange ideas with U.S. students, faculty and community organizations. Through these lectures, universities forge relationships with the Fulbright Scholar Program, Visiting Scholars and the Visiting Scholar’s home and host institutions.
For more information on Garcia’s upcoming presentation, contact Dr. Pete Smyntek, Saint Vincent assistant professor of interdisciplinary science, at email@example.com.