Publications

Papers, Speaking Events, Book Chapters, and News

Selected News, Publications and Presentations

NEWS

 

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

                       Link to Pittsburgh Business Times Article

 

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

  

AQUACULTURE 

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

 

 

BIO-FUEL CELLS

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.

 

ENGINEERING EDUCATION

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