News on Mg-carbonate projects in Boily group

1. Romana Szakal joins the group as a PhD student on November 1, 2024. Funded by FORMAS project ” Direct mineralization of Atmospheric CO2 by Enhanced Weathering

2. Interviews are under way for a PhD student in molecular modeling co-funded by FORMAS and SEED-HORIZON. This is a joint venture between Umeå University and IMT Atlantique with Andrey Kalinichev and Sébastien Le Crom.

3. An ad is out now for a postdoc funded by a WISE-UmU grant from the Kempe Foundation:

2024 Boily papers so far…

Luong N.T. ‡, Hanna K., Boily J.-F. 2024 Water film-mediated photocatalytic decomposition of oxalate on TiO2J. Catal. 432, 115425

Luo T., Le Crom S., Luong N.T., Hanna K., Boily J.-F. ‡ 2024 Goethite-bound copper controls the fate of antibiotics in aquatic environments. ACS Environ. Sci. Technol. Water. 4,638-647.

Luo T., Chen T., Boily J.-F., Hanna K. ‡ 2024. Mobility and transport of pharmaceuticals nalidixic acid and niflumic acid in saturated soil columns. Soil Environ. Health. 2, 100060.

Arbid Y., Usman M., Mathon B., Cedat B., Boily J.-F., Hanna K. 2024 Use of iron-bearing waste materials in laundry wastewater treatment. J. Wat. Proc. Eng. 57, 104717.

Yu C, Turner S., Huotari S., Shchukarev A., Österholm P., Lopez-Fernandez M., Högfors-Rönnholm, Mayanna S., Hogmalm J.K., Virtasalo J.J. Boily J.-F., Dopson M., Åström M.E. 2024. Manganese cycling and transport in boreal estuaries impacted by acidic Mn-rich drainage. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 365, 136-157.

Congratulations Sébastien!

Sébastien Le Crom (Kempe Postdoc in Boily group) is beginning a “Maître de Conférence” position at Institut Mines-Télécom Nantes (France) in September 2023. 

Sébastien also gave the following talk (link here) entitled “” at the 2023 Goldschmidt Geochemistry Conference in Lyon:

Le Crom S., Boily J.-F. 2023 Ciprofloxacin Binding Mechanisms on Goethite: A Molecular Dynamics Study. Goldschmidt 2023 Conference.

2023 Boily papers so far

[7] Luong N.T., Veyret N., Boily J.-F. ‡ 2023. CO2 mineralization by MgO nanocubes in nanometric water films. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. (accepted, Aug. 29, 2023).

[6] Luong N.T., Boily J.-F. ‡ 2023 MgO Water film-driven brucite nanosheet growth and stacking. Langmuir31, 11090-11098.

[5] Luong N.T., Oderstad H. Holmboe M., Boily J.-F. ‡ 2023 Temperature-resolved nanoscale hydration of a layered manganese oxide. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 25, 17352-17359.

[4] Luong N.T., Holmboe M., Boily J.-F. ‡ 2023 MgO nanocube hydroxylation by nanometric water films. Nanoscale. 15, 10286-10294.

[3] Adeniyi K.O, Osmanaj B., Manavalan G., Samikannu A., Mikkola J.-P., Avni B., Boily J.-F., Tesfalidet S.‡ 2023. Engineering of layered iron vanadate nanostructure for electrocatalysis: simultaneous detection of methotrexate and folinic acid in blood serum. Electrochim. Acta. 142538.

[2] Zhou L., Lassabatère L., Luong N.T., Boily J.-F, Hanna K. ‡ 2023 Mineral nanoparticle aggregation alters contaminant transport under flow. Environ. Sci. Technol. 57, 2415-2422.

[1] Luo T., Pokharel R., Chen T., Boily J.-F., Hanna K. ‡ 2023. Fate and transport of pharmaceuticals in iron and manganese binary oxide coated sand columns. Environ. Sci. Technol., 57, 214-221.