Siva Rama Satyam Bandaru
PhD Student
 
Environmenal Engineering
 
Research Areas: Arsenic Remediation, Applications of electrochemistry in  water treatment
 
Sample Projects: Pilot Scale Field trials of  Electrochemical Arsenic Remediation (ECAR) in India
 
Aidan Cecchetti
PhD Student
 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
Research Areas: Nutrient cycling in natural systems and environmental chemistry
 
Sample Projects: The Oro Loma Project/Subsurface flow wetlands.
Karina A. Chavarria
PhD. Student
 
Environmental Engineering 
 
Research Areas: Drinking water and sanitation in developing countries, Microbial ecology of built environments
 
Sample Projects: Microbial Ecology of Drinking Water Distribution Systems Under Intermittent Water Supply
Yoshika Crider
PhD Student
 
Energy and Resources Group
 
Research Areas: safe drinking water access, South Asia, WASH, epidemiology and trial design, low-cost drinking water treatment
 
Sample Projects: Taste detection and acceptability thresholds for chlorine residual in drinking water in Dhaka, Bangladesh
 
Yanghua Duan

PhD Student

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research areas: Electrochemistry, Advanced oxidation processes, and Trace organic contaminants removal 

Sample projects: Electrochemical Advanced Oxidation for Urban Stormwater Treatment and Recharge

 

Erica Fuhrmeister
PhD Student
 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
Research Areas: Water and sanitation in low and middle income countries, environmental microbiology, pathogen transmission
 
Sample Projects: R01 Sanitation Impact Study
 
Sara Glade

PhD Student

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research areas: Drinking water treatment technologies for low-income regions in the US, iron electrocoagulation, environmental justice, inorganic contaminants, scaling up technologies
 
Sample projects: Field trial of ElectroChemical Arsenic Remediation in Allensworth, CA
Hannah Greenwald
PhD Student
 
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
 
Research Areas: Environmental microbiology, Direct Potable Reuse, WASH, Wastewater reuse, Biofilms, Simulated distribution systems
 
Sample Projects: Impacts to distribution system microbiology after the transition to potable reuse, Nutrient recovery from source-separated urine
 
Lukas Hackl
PhD student 
 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
Researh Areas: Investigation of Electrically Regenerated Ion Exchange (ERI) electrodes for brackish water desalination 
 
 
Dana Hernandez
PhD Student
 
Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
Research areas: Iron-electrocoagulation, virus removal and inactivation
 
Sample projects: Arsenic remediation technology for societal impact
 
Christopher Hyun
PhD Student
 
Energy & Resources Group
 
Research Areas: Water Governance, South Asia, Urban Water Utilities, Street-Level Bureaucracy, and Ganga River Basin
 
Sample Projects: Why Street Level Bureaucrats “Comply”: Insights from an ICT Intervention in India’s Urban Water Sector (Development Impact Lab/USAID) and Sustainable Indian Water Infrastructure Project: A Systems Approach (Institute for South Asia Studies/Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative)
 
Seigi Karasaki

PhD student

 

Energy and Resources Group

Research areas: drinking water access, environmental justice, collective action, machine learning

Sample projects: Predicting "hidden" vulnerabilities in California: system-level water quality violations
 

Lauren Kennedy

PhD Student 

Environmental Engineering 

Research Areas:  Wastewater reuse, microbial water quality, flow cytometry for drinking water systems, biofilms in distribution systems, and microbial communities in water treatment systems and impact of chlorination

Sample Projects: Surveying the Microbial Quality of US Drinking Water Systems Using Flow Cytometry and Microbiology in Direct Potable Reuse Systems 

 

Emily Kraemer

PhD Student

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research areas: Inland desalination concentrate management

Sample projects: Reduced scaling potential and resource recovery via removal of sparingly soluble salts; Life-cycle assessment of conventional ZLD versus brine pipeline

Gabriel Lobo

PhD Student

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research areas: Lead electrochemistry, lead leaching prevention

Sample projects: An electrochemical method to prevent lead leaching into the drinking water supply

Emily Marron

PhD student

Environmental Engineering
 
Research Areas: Water reuse, environmental chemistry, photochemistry
 
Sample Projects: Low molecular weight compounds in direct potable water reuse
Scott Evan Miller

Pre-Doctoral Candidate

Environmental Engineering

Research Areas: Wastewater reuse; environmental microbiology; biological stability of drinking water; flow cytometry

Sample Projects: Impact of wastewater advanced treatment processes on the microbiology of direct potable reuse systems

Daniel Ocasio

PhD Student

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research areas: Electrochemical drinking water treatment

Sample projects: Point-of-use nitrate reduction

Angela Perantoni

PhD Student

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research areas: Trace organic contaminant transformation, environmental chemistry, and natural treatment systems/constructed wetlands

Sample projects: The Oro Loma Horizontal Levee/subsurface treatment wetland

Rachel Scholes

PhD Student

Environmental Engineering

Research areas: Treatment wetlands, water reuse, brine management, photochemistry

Sample projects: Treatment of reverse osmosis concentrate from potable water reuse