Research Groups

  • Farhana Tonney, Graduate Student. 05/22/2019 - present.
  • Zahra Saifee, Undergraduate Student. 01/01/2019 - present.
  • Rachel D'Agostini, Undergraduate Student. 01/01/2019 - present.
  • Hawken Knight, Undergraduate Student. 01/01/2019 - present.
  • Jerry Howard, Undergraduate Student. 01/01/2018 - present.
  • Kai Barrera, Undergraduate Student. 11/01/2017 - present.
  • Hammad Malik, Graduate Student. 08/01/2017 - present.
  • Levi Gardner, Graduate Student. 01/01/2017 - present.
  • Maximillian Hagan, Undergraduate Student. 01/01/2018 - 05/01/2019.
  • Aaron Thorum, Undergraduate Student. 07/01/2016 - 12/31/2017.
  • Bonan Wang, Graduate Student. 07/01/2016 - 12/31/2018.
  • Alec Mittelstadt, Undergraduate Student. 07/01/2016 - 05/01/2018.
  • Ashley Timmerman, Undergraduate Student. 07/01/2016 - 05/01/2018.
  • Alexander Reifsnyder, Undergraduate Student. 07/01/2016 - 05/01/2019.

Presentations

  • Semiconductor-based Electrocatalytic Water Disinfection. 'International Conference on Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Devices' (ICASMD - 2018). Centre for Material for Electronics Technology. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/09/2018.
  • Electrocatalytic Water Disinfection Using Black Titania. 'Recent Advances in Renewable Energy and Hygiene Devices' (RAREHD-2018). Yashavantrao Chavan Institute of Science. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/06/2018.
  • Point-of-Use Titanium Dioxide-Based Reactor for the Disinfection of Waterborne Pathogens. Division of Drinking Water webinar . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/29/2018.
  • B. Wang, A. Reifsnyder, K. Carlson, Fabrication of Engineered Aerogel with Micro-Scale Interconnected Porosity for Volatile Halide Capture, MS&T 17. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2017.
  • L. Gardner, M. Wasnik, M. Simpson, K. Carlson. Sintering Behavior of Glass Binders for the Immobilization of High-Level Waste Salt, MS&T 17. Conference Paper, Presented, 10/2017.
  • PACRIM12, Hierarchical Waste Forms for the Immobilization of High-Level Waste Salt, Kona, HI. Other, Presented, 06/2017.
  • Entrepreneurship and Water Technologies. USPCASW May 2017 Mission. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/16/2017.
  • Point-of-Use Sensing and Mitigation of Pathogens in Drinking Water. USPCASW May 2017 Mission. Invited Talk/Keynote, Accepted, 05/15/2017.
  • Wessex Institute, Water Pollution 2016, Real-Time, Point-of-Use Detection and Removal of Anthropogenic Contaminants in Water, Venice, Italy . Conference Paper, Accepted, 06/27/2016.
  • American Water Works Association, Water Quality Technology Conference, Chemical free oxidation of biological contaminants, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Presented, 11/19/2015.
  • Shawn Walker, Julian Tamllos, Krista Carlson, Mano Misra, Swomitra Mohanty, Photoelectrocatalytic Degradation of Organics in Water Using TiO2 Nanotubes, AICHE Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2015 . Conference Paper, Presented, 11/11/2015.
  • Casey Elliott, Krista Carlson, Mano Misra, Swomitra Mohanty, Optimization of Titanium Dioxide Nanotubes for Bacterial Inactivation, AICHE Annual Meeting, November 8-13, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/11/2015.
  • Carlson, Krista, Jeff Huber, Mano Misra, and Swomitra K. Mohanty. "Voltage Asssisted Photocatalytic Flow through Cell for Inactivation of Biological Pathogens Using Titania Nanotube Arrays." In Meeting Abstracts, no. 32, pp. 1861-1861. The Electrochemical Society, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/15/2015.
  • Jeff Huber, Casey Elliott, Krista Carlson, Mano Misra, Swomitra Mohanty, "Solar-driven Water Purification via Photocatalytic Oxidation of Chemical Pollutants and E. Coli with Titanium Dioxide Nanotube Arrays" COMS NanoUtah, October 12-15, Salt Lake City, UT USA. Poster, Presented, 10/11/2014.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Testing of Approaches for Decreasing the Hygroscopic Characteristic of Electrorefiner Salt. PI: Krista Carlson. Co-PI(s): Michael Simpson. Idaho National Laboratory, 02/01/2020 - 09/30/2020. Total project budget to date: $84,000.00
  • Metal-Functionalized Membranes for Radioiodine Capture. PI: Krista Carlson. Co-PI(s): Ilya Zharov. DOE NEUP, 10/01/2019 - 09/22/2022. Total project budget to date: $800,000.00
  • CMES Funding Incentive Seed Grant Program. PI: Krista Carlson. 07/01/2019 - present. Total project budget to date: $22,500.00
  • The Hidden World of Glass. PI: K. Carlson. Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation, 01/01/2018 - present. Total project budget to date: $5,000.00
  • Improving Dental Bone Grafts with Tunable Alloplastic Materials. PI: Krista Carlson. Co-PI(s): Steven Naleway. Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative. Science & Technology Initiation Grant, 01/01/2018 - present. Total project budget to date: $75,000.00
  • Engineered Metal Functionalized TiO2 Nanotube Sensing Platform for Assessment of Pneumonia Volatile Biomarkers. PI: S. Mohanty. Co-PI(s): K. Carlson. NSF CBET, 07/01/2017 - present. Total project budget to date: $419,000.00
  • SurPASS 3 electrokinetic analyzer for surface charge analysis of macroscopic solids. PI: K. Carlson. University of Utah, Research Instrumentation Fund-Facility, 04/03/2017 - present. Total project budget to date: $63,000.00
  • Aerogel-Based Vapor Sorbent Membranes with Engineered Interconnected Porosity for Volatile Radionuclide Capture. PI: K. Carlson. DOE Office of River Protection, 03/01/2017 - present. Total project budget to date: $100,000.00
  • Immobilization of High-Level Waste Salt in Dechlorinated Zeolite Waste Forms. PI: K. Carlson. Co-PI(s): M. Simpson. 10/01/2016 - 09/30/2019. Total project budget to date: $800,000.00
  • Low cost point-of-use sensing and mitigation of pathogens in drinking water. PI: K. Carlson. Co-PI(s): S. Mohanty. 07/01/2015 - 12/31/2016. Total project budget to date: $250,000.00
  • THE STEM AMBASSADOR PROGRAM- K. PI: NADKARNI,NALINI M. Co-PI(s): CARLSON,KRISTA. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, 07/01/2019 - 06/30/2021. Total project budget to date: $14,802.00

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Pakistan

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Hitachi S-4800 Scanning electron microscopy .
  • SurPass3 Electrokinetic Analyzer.

Publications

  • M. Wasnik, A. Smith, K. Carlson & M. Simpson (2019). Dechlorination of Molten Chloride Waste Salt from Electrorefining via Ion-Exchange using Pelletized Ultra-Stable H-Y Zeolite in a Fluidized Particle Reactor. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry. Published, 08/2019.
  • H. Guo, M. Dang, L. Liu, Q. Tong, C. Zhao, K. Carlson, Y. Gong & J. Hoffman (2019). Alkali barium glasses for hermetic compression seals: Compositional effect, processing, and sealing performance. Ceramics International. Published, 08/2019.
  • M. Wasnik, T. Livingston, K. Carlson & M. Simpson (2019). Kinetics of Dechlorination of Molten Chloride Salt using Protonated Ultra-stable Y Zeolite. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Published, 08/2019.
  • I. Nelson, L. Gardner, K. Carlson & S. Naleway (2019). Freeze casting of iron oxide subject to a tri-axial nested Helmholtz-coils driven uniform magnetic field for tailored porous scaffolds. Acta Materialia. Published, 05/13/2019.
  • S. Panhwar, S. Hassan, R. Mahar, K. Carlson, M. Rajput & M. Talpur (2019). Highly Sensitive and Selective Electrochemical Sensor for Detection of Escherichia coli by using L-Cysteine Functionalized Iron Nanoparticles. Journal of The Electrochemical Society. Accepted, 02/20/2019.
  • B. Wang, A. Reifsnyder, I. Zharov & K. Carlson (2019). Silica aerogel membranes fabricated using removable nitrocellulose scaffolds. Microporous & Mesoporous Materials. Vol. 278, 435-442. Published, 01/2019.
  • M. Beeman, U. Nze, H. Sant, H. Malik, S. Mohanty, B. Gale & K. Carlson (2018). Electrochemical detection of E. coli O157:H7 in water after electrocatalytic and ultraviolet treatments using a polyguanine-labeled secondary bead sensor. Sensors. Published, 05/18/2018.
  • L. Gardner, C. Elliott, B. Riley, M. Simpson & K. Carlson (2018). Viscosities and working region predictions for bismuth aluminoborosilicate glasses. International Journal of Applied Glass Science. Published, 09/2018.
  • S. Hassan, K. Carlson, S. Mohanty, Sirajuddin, A. Canlier, “Ultra-rapid catalytic degradation of 4nitrophenol with ionic liquid recoverable and reuseable ibuprofen derived silver nanoparticles,” Environmental Pollution, In Press (2017). Published, 12/04/2017.
  • M. Muqeet, H. Malik, R. Mahar, F. Ahmed, Z. Khatri, K. Carlson, “Cationization of cellulose nanofibers for the removal of sulfate ions from aqueous solutions,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 56 (2017) 14078-14088. Published, 12/03/2017.
  • K. Carlson, M. Misra, S. Mohanty, “Developments in Micro- and Nanotechnology for Foodborne Pathogen Detection,” Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, DOI: 10.1089/fpd.2017.2309. (2017). Published, 12/03/2017.
  • K. Carlson, J. Tamllos, A. Timmerman, M. Misra, S. Mohanty, Development of titanium dioxide nanotube based arrays for the electrocatalytic degradation and electrochemical detection of emerging pharmaceuticals in water, WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 209 (2016) 53-63. Published, 01/2016.
  • W. Carlson, K. Carlson, Axisymmetric evaluation of analytic potentials around thin disks, Ferroelectrics Letters, 43 (2016) No 4-6. Published, 01/2016.
  • K. Carlson, C. Elliott, S. Walker, M. Misra, S. Mohanty, An effective, point-of-use water disinfection device using immobilized ‘black’ TiO2 nanotubes as an electrocatalyst, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 163 (2016) H395-H401. Published, 01/2016.
  • J. Huber, K. Carlson, O. Conroy-Ben, M. Misra, S. Mohanty, Development of a field enhanced photocatalytic device for biocide of coliform bacteria, Journal of Environmental Sciences, (2016) doi:10.1016/j.jes.2015.08.023. Published, 01/2016.
  • K. Carlson, L. Flick, M. Hall, DNA adsorption onto calcium aluminate and silicate surfaces, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 117 (2014) 538-544. Published, 01/2014.
  • Y. Smith, R. Samara, K. Carlson, B. Samara, M. Misra, Self-ordered titanium dioxide nanotube arrays: Anodic synthesis and their photo/electro-catalytic applications, Materials, 6 (2013) 2892-2957. Published, 01/2013.
  • K. Carlson, M. Hall, Streaming potential measurements performed on silicate and calcium aluminate based glass microspheres, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 325 (2008) 101-106. Published, 01/2008.
  • P. Ehrmann, K. Carlson, J. Campbell, C. Click, R. Brow, Neodymium fluorescence quenching by hydroxyl groups in phosphate laser glasses, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 349 (2004) 105-114. Published, 01/2004.
  • M. Wasnik, L. Gardner, K. Carlson, and M. Simpson, “Electrorefiner Salt Dechlorination in Ultra-Stable HY Zeolite,” Proceedings of Global 2017, Seoul, September 2017. Published, 12/11/2017.
  • M. Wasnik, K. Carlson, and M.F. Simpson, “Waste Minimization of Electrorefiner Waste Salt via Dechlorination: A New Approach,” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Nuclear Society, Washington D.C., November 2017. Published, 12/05/2017.
  • M. Wasnik, K. Carlson, and M.F. Simpson, “Ion Exchange of LiCl-KCl in H-Y Zeolite for Dechlorination of Electrorefiner Salt Waste Forms,” Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Nuclear Society, San Francisco, June 2017. Accepted, 06/14/2017.