Student Event

ECE Movie Night- Brave Blue World

Professor Glen DaiggerProfessor Zetian MiProfessor John Foster

In recognition of Earth Day (April 22, 2021), ECE will be screening Brave Blue World to bring awareness to the water crisis and to learn how technology is playing a role in clean water solutions.

Brave Blue World explores the technologies and innovations that have the potential to solve the world’s water crisis. The film highlights scientific and technological advancements that have been taking place to ensure the world’s population has access to clean water and safe sanitation services and the environment is protected.

We are excited to have Professor Glen Daigger from CEE who is featured in the film, Professor Zetian Mi from ECE, and Professor John Foster from NERS be on the panel for the discussion after the film.

About the panelists:

Professor Glen Daigger

Glen T. Daigger, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE is currently Professor of Engineering Practice at the University of Michigan and President and Founder of One Water Solutions, LLC, a water engineering and innovation firm.  He previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for CH2M HILL (now Jacobs) where he was employed for 35 years, as well as Professor and Chair of Environmental Systems Engineering at Clemson University.  A past-president of the International Water Association, Dr. Daigger is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Professor Zetian Mi

Professor Zetian Mi is a renowned researcher who focuses on semiconductor optoelectronics, low dimensional nanostructures, LEDs, lasers, Si photonics, artificial photosynthesis and solar fuels. His breakthrough work on deep-UV optoelectronic devices provides a path to achieving efficient water purification and disinfection of surfaces and environments. He recently received a $6.25M DoD Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) to develop new semiconductors for artificial photosynthesis, in collaboration with three other universities. Mi is a fellow of the Optical Society of America and SPIE, and co-founder of NS Nanotech and NX Fuels, Inc.

Professor John Foster

Professor John Foster’s research focus is on understanding and applying plasma science to real-world problems including protecting the environment and improving quality of life. His recent projects involve treating PFAS water contamination with cold plasma and designing a plasma jet wand that could rapidly decontaminate hospital rooms. Prof. Foster’s article, “Plasma-based water purification: Challenges and prospects for the future,” was the most highly cited paper published in 2017 in the journal Physics of Plasmas and he is a 2020 Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

For more information about the film, please visit this link.

The event is open to all CoE students, faculty, and staff.


Silvia Dykstra