Selected News, Publications and Presentations
March 2020 – Pitt Chancellor Awards – David Sanchez receives Chancellor Distinguished Teaching Award
March 2020 – David Sanchez Honorable Mention for Carnegie Science Award
February 2020 – Pitt News Article about Homewood Hydroponics
January 2020 – Sustainable America feature on Pitt Hydroponics as Community Changemakers
December 2019 – Pittwire featuring our Pitt Hydroponics and Sustainability programs
September 2019 – Battling BPA with Biofilms – Sanchez Labs receives $420K grant from National Science Foundation
September 2019 – Sustainability Capstone Project for Millie’s Ice Cream becomes a reality!
August 2019 – Makerspaces and Mindsets Bootcamp Directed by David Sanchez
August 2019 – Mason Unger is profiled for his work on Recirculating Aquaculture Systems
July 2019 – Profile of Undergraduate Summer Research Program Directed by David Sanchez
March 2019 – Sustainable Design Labs given honorable mention for Senior Vice Chancellor Community Engagement Awards
July 2018 – Brandon and Dan recognized for their fast growing startup “Four Growers” that builds tomato harvesting robots
May 2018 – Sanchez Awarded University of Pittsburgh Sustainability Faculty Award
February 2018 – Introducing Master’s Sustainable Engineering Program Directed by David Sanchez
January 2018 – Emily Klonicki Helps NASA Thwart Microbial Hitchhikers on Future Mars Missions
January 2018 Constellation Energy Inventor Labs looks to inspire the next Generation of Engineers
June 6, 2016 Sanchez honored with Energy Leadership Award from the Pittsburgh Business Times
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WATER CHEMISTRY, DATA SCIENCE, AND SENSORS
Sanchez, D.V.P., Life Cycle and Legacy in Our Water MIT Water Summit (invited), Massachusetts Institute of Technology Boston, MA November , 2019
Sanchez, D.V.P., Sustainability and Sensors Illinois Institute of Technology Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering Graduate Seminar (invited) Chicago, IL January, 2018
Sanchez, D.V.P., Smarter Riversheds: sensing to identify water quality trends in real-time Carnegie Mellon University Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Seminar (invited) Pittsburgh PA October, 2017
Zappitelli, J., Ference, C., Sanchez,D.V.P., Identifying Opportunities to Reduce Severe Water Stress through a County Level Analysis of U.S. Industrial Freshwater Withdrawals Engineering Sustainability: A Climate for Change Pittsburgh PA April 2019
Beaudoin, K., Ference, C., Chung, A., Zappitelli, J., Elliot, E., Sanchez,D.V.P., Smarter Riversheds: Identifying surrogates using sensors SCIENCE Pittsburgh PA October 2018
Chung, AH, Elliott, EM, Nim, C, Sanchez, D.V.P., River, M. Characterization of Reactive Nitrogen Transport in Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers During Dry and Wet Weather Conditions. Abstract #GC23H-1304. December 10-14, 2018. Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Washington, D.C.
Leatherow, T, Sanchez, D.V.P., The Supply Chain: A Systems-Based Approach to Sustainability
Academy of Business Research Conference in San Antonio, Texas November 1-3, 2017 (BEST PAPER AWARD)
Gorman, C., Sanchez, D.V.P., Analysis of historical water quality data for determination of real-time sensor locations Society of Environmental Journalism Pittsburgh PA October, 2017
Zappitelli, J., Garcia, A., McEneaney, K.M., Sanchez, D.V.P.,Evaluation of Supervised Learning to Identify Trends in Pittsburgh River Water Quality International PIANC Smart Rivers Conference Pittsburgh PA September 2017
Liu, P, Huang, J., Sanchez,D.V.P., Schwartzmann, D., Lee, S.I., Yun, M.I., High Yield Two-dimensional (2-D) Polyaniline Layer and Its Application in Detection of B-type Natriuretic Peptide in Human Serum, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2016, 230, 184-190 doi:10.1016/j.snb.2016.02.051
Unger, M. , Miller, Z.W., Sanchez,D.V.P., Measuring Off-flavors and Antioxidants to Improve Sustainability of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Engineering Sustainability: A Climate for Change Pittsburgh PA April 2019
Miller, Z.W., Levine, K.M., Sanchez,D.V.P., Off-flavor Degradation in Recirculating Aquaculture Systems Through Electrochemical Production of Hydroxyl Radicals Engineering Sustainability: The Triple Bottom Line Pittsburgh PA April 2017
Sanchez,D.V.P., et al., The Impact of Graphene-Nanoplatelet Morphology on Biofilm-Anode Performance (In review) Catalysts
Klonicki, E.F., Sanchez,D.V.P., Evaluation of low-cost carbon-felt based microbial fuel cells with undiluted manure for remote charging applications Engineering Sustainability: The Triple Bottom Line Pittsburgh PA April 2017
Sanchez,D.V.P., Harnessing Electricity from Biofilms to create Sustainable Technologies, Carnegie Science Center Café Scientifique March 13, 2017
Sanchez,D.V.P., Jacobs, D.L., Huang, J. Vidic, R.D., Yun, M.I., Changes in Carbon Electrode Morphology Affect Microbial Fuel Cell Performance with Shewanella Oneidensis MR-1, Energies 2016, 8, (3), 1817-1829
Dai, J., Guo, D., Zou, F., Sanchez,D.V.P., Fabricating a Sustainable Electrode for Microbial Fuel Cells using Bamboo Charcoal and Polyaniline Engineering Sustainability: The Triple Bottom Line Pittsburgh PA April 2015
Nguyen, X., Sanchez,D.V.P. et al Diffusion-Limited Reduction of Organometallic compound on Carbon Nanofiber Mat for Catalytic Applications, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 5468 – 5473, DOI: 10.1039/c000654h
Sanchez,D.V.P., Huynh, P.,Kozlov, M., Baughman, R.H.,Vidic, R.D., Yun,M.I., Carbon Nanotube/Platinum (Pt) Sheet as an Improved Cathode for Microbial Fuel Cells, Energy and Fuels, 2010, 24 (11), 5897-5902 DOI: 10.1021/ef100825h
Park, H.I., Sanchez,D.P., Cho, S.K., Yun, M., Bacterial communities based on Pt-deposited electrodes using electron-beam deposition in mediator-less microbial fuel cell, Environmental Science and Technology (2008), 42(16), 6243-6249.
Sanchez, D.V.P., Environmentally Responsible Engineering – Creating a Roadmap for Change Desphande Symposium (invited) Lowell, MA June 2019
Greene, M., Nguyen, C., Sanchez, D.V.P., Identifying Phenomena and Developing Sustainable Engineering Education Modules that Integrate STEM Education Best Practices and Next Generation Science Standards for Middle School Science Teachers American Society of Engineering Education Tampa, FLA June 2019
Sanchez, D.V.P., Expert Roundtable: Principles of Environmentally Responsible Engineering Lemelson Foundation (invited) Washington DC March 2019
Sanchez, D.V.P., International Graduate Education Experiences workshop National Science Foundation (invited) Washington, DC January 2019
Mena, I.B., Sanchez, D.V.P., Student Perceptions of Experiences with Academic Dishonesty at the Start and End of the First Year of Engineering Journal of Science and Engineering Ethics (submitted).
Mena, I.B., Sanchez, D.V.P., Perceptions of Academic Integrity of Students in a First-Year Engineering Program American Society of Engineering Education Columbus OH June 2017.
Schmidt, D.E., Sanchez, D.V.P., Dickerson, S.J., 2017, Increasing Student Engagement and Motivation by Replacing Homework with Assignment-Quizzes American Society of Engineering Education Columbus OH June 2017.
Arjmand, S., Sanchez,D.V.P., Budny, D. Comparison of Students’ Outcome to Different Types of International Project Based Service Learning Projects for CEE Senior Design, ASEE Annual Conference, June 2016
Kerzmann, T., Sanchez, D.V.P., Walker, J., 2016, Energy and Engineering Outreach for High School and Middle School Students and Teachers American Society of Engineering Education New Orleans LA June 2016.
Dickerson, S.J., Jacobs, S.P., Garcia A.M., Sanchez, David V.P., Joint Assessment and Evaluation of Senior Design Projects by Faculty and Industry, Frontiers In Education, 2016
Kerzmann, T., Sanchez, D., Bach, J., Walker, J., 2015, “Energy Week: Outreach Events Geared Toward High School and Middle School Students,” ASEE Middle Atlantic Conference 2015. Conference Presentation.
Arjmand, S., Sanchez,D.V.P., Budny, D. Adding an International Senior Design Component into the Civil Curriculum, ASEE Annual Conference, June 2015