Mason King

Lab Manager for Lisa Alvarez-Cohen

Civil & Environmental Engineering
Research Areas: Biological nutrient removal, ANaerobic AMMonium OXidizing (ANAMMOX) Bacteria, life-cycle assessment

Sample Projects: Semi-continuous stirred tank reactors for high growth-rate anammox, life cycle assessment applied to side-stream anammox

Arkadeep Kumar
Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Berkeley Lab Energy Technologies Area
ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Areas: Materials and manufacturing of electrodes for Electrochemical Water treatment, Iron-electrocoagulation, Electrically Regenerated Ion exchange with capacitive deionization
Sample Project: Reliable electrodes for capacitive deionization with sustainable materials, Removing silica from produced water to reduce fouling of membranes in desalination, Surfaces of electrodes in air-cathode assisted iron-electrocoagulation
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.
Florybeth La Valle

Postdoctoral Researcher

Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Research areas: Spatially and temporally explicit analyses pertaining to coastal communities and water quality parameters, effects of submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) on benthic communities

Sample projects: Effects of SGD on community composition and productivity of coral reefs, SGD-derived nutrient uptake in coastal ecosystems, decadal and inter-island community assessments of Hawaii's intertidal ecosystems, building undergraduate level marine- and field-based research curricula and programs

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

Kevin Orner

Postdoctoral Researcher

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research areas: Nutrient management, water and sanitation in low and middle income countries

Sample projects: NSF InFEWS project on recovery of nutrients from concentrated waste streams and production of fertilizer products


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