Alasdair Cohen

Project Scientist and Environmental Health Researcher

Berkeley Water Center and the College of Natural Resources

Research Areas: Drinking water supply and treatment in rural areas; Water and development policy; Environmental Health; Indicator design and evaluation (and poverty metrics); China

Sample ProjectsRecreational water quality & environmental health in the Philippines,  Berkeley/China-CDC Program for Water & Health (multiple ongoing and planned projects), Evaluating Household Water Treatment in Rural ChinaThe Multidimensional Poverty Assessment Tool (MPAT) with the United Nation's IFAD

Mohit Nahata

 Research and Development Engineer

 Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research areas: Iron-electrocoagulation for chromium and arsenic removal from water

Sample projects: Arsenic remediation technology implementation in the Philippines, Removal of heavy metals in ash-ponds from coal fired power plants

Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos

Marie Sklodowska Curie Fellow (Visiting researcher)

Energy and Resources Group /Institut of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Research areas: Ecological Economics, Water Justice, Water conflicts, Environmental activism, and Social movements

Sample Projects: CLAMOR (environmental Conflicts through the Lens of Artwork and Multimedia in waterscape transformations, 797444-CLAMOR- H2020-MSCA-IF-2017) analyses forms of creative activism in four case-studies of US and Colombia. The project also compiles similar data about transformative or restorative initiatives under violent conditions in water-related conflicts.
Jennifer Stokes-Draut

Research Engineer

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Areas: Infrastructure systems, especially water and  wastewater; water-energy-greenhouse gas nexus; water conservation and efficiency; food, energy, and water connections; energy and environment assessment; life-cycle assessment

Sample Projects: Embedded energy and carbon in California's water systems, Environmental Abatement Cost Curves for Urban Water Systems, Decentralized and off-the-grid wastewater system analysis, Food-energy-water (FEW) interactions at the urban-agriculture interface, and Life-cycle environmental assessment tools for water and wastewater systems (Water-Energy Sustainability Tool (WEST), Wastewater-Energy Sustainability Tool (WWEST), and WESTWeb)

Marc Teixido Planes

Postdoctoral Researcher

Environmental Engineering. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Research Areas: Environmental chemistry; water quality; organic pollutant fate in underground and aquatic environments; transport and adsorption mechanisms; soil remediation.

Sample Projects: Stormwater Capture and Reuse: Methodologies, models, and materials for predictable removal of chemicals from stormwater during distributed recharge.

Xuejing(Aurora) Yang

Postdoctoral Researcher

 Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Research areas: Activation of peroxide for water treatment and site remediation

Sample projects: Implication of peroxymonocarbonate on the oxidative transformation of organic contamination during H2O2-ISCO