Onur Apul

Drinking Water Treatment Innovations Lab

Our Lab is seeking a motivated M.S. or Ph.D. student to work on a funded project as a graduate assistant. Students who are interested in nanomaterials and their environmental applications are encouraged to send an email to onur_apul@uml.edu. Please include your CV and a short cover letter expressing your interest in the email.

News & Updates

Student Research Symposium

May 3, 2018

Civil and Environmental Engineering capstone students presented their work at the student research symposium (5/2/2018). Their work was designing a sustainable sanitation solution for a single housing unit of an orphanage in Las Cayes, Haiti under the supervision of Profs. Barrington, Giles and Apul. The project was also highlighted in the Francis College of Engineering Solutions Newsletter.

Internal Seed Grant

Apr 26, 2018

Apul lab was awarded a seed grant by a UMass Lowell to work on a novel capacitive deionization technology. This technology aims selective removal of perfluorinated chemicals under the lead investigator Dr. Ertan Agar, Mechanical Engineering faculty member.


Apr 23, 2018

John Fitzgerald from Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection was hosted by Onur Apul on April 20th at 12:00 pm as a part of Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar Series. The presentation title was "The New Face of Hazardous Waste Sites: Vapor Intrusion Pathways".


Apr 5, 2018

Ph.D. students: Arsalan Khalid (UML) and Lewis Rowles (UT-Austin) are selected as 2018 UML Difference Maker Program Finalists. Their idea "Lead-Ex Filter" was to use nanoparticle-fiber hybrids to ensure lead-free drinking water for Massachusetts residents.

Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Massachusetts Lowell