James Barazesh

PhD Graduate

Environmental Engineering

Research Areas: Electrochemical Water Treatment

Sample Projects: Advanced Oxidation Processes enabled by cathodic hydrogen peroxide production and  Mechanism of Electrochemical Organic Contaminant Degradation in the presence of halide and carbonate ions.

Samantha Bear

 PhD Graduate

Environmental Engineering, Sedlak Lab

Research Areas: Areas of research/expertise: Water chemistry, trace organic contaminants, natural treatment systems

Sample Projects: Prado demonstration scale open-water wetlands for wastewater polishing, vegetated wetlands for wastewater polishing

Florence Bonvin

Past Post Doctoral Researcher

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Areas: Presence and fate of micropollutants (pharmaceuticals and pesticides) in fresh waters, photochemistry, product identification, hydrodynamic modelling, micropollutant removal from wastewater using powdered activated carbon, low molecular weight compounds in advanced wastewater treatment trains (potable reuse systems)

Sample Projects: Low molecular weight compounds in Direct Potable Reuse systems

Tom Bruton
PhD Graduate
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Research Areas: My research involves environmental chemistry and groundwater remediation
Sample Projects: In situ chemical oxidation of organic groundwater contaminants: new insights for perfluoroalkyl acid and AFFF remediation and peroxide-activated persulfate.
Katya Cherukumilli

PhD student

Environmental Engineering

Research Areas: Drinking water provision in rural India, Development engineering, novel adsorbents

Sample Projects: An Ultra Low-Cost Approach to Remediate Groundwater Fluoride Contamination in India

Joe Charbonet

CEE/Environmental Engineering/Water Quality

Research Areas: Stormwater Quality/Trance Organic Contaminants

Sample Projects: Reactive Geomedia for Passive Treatment of Organic Stormwater Contaminants

Caroline Delaire
PhD Graduate
Environmental Engineering
Research Areas: Arsenic and microbe removal from groundwater; behavior change and adoption of safe water options in low-income communities.
Sample Projects: Access to safe water in the Bengal Basin
Asavari Devadiga
Ph.D. (Graduated)
City and Regional Planning
Areas of Research/Expertise: Water infrastructure planning & governance, environmental planning, hydrology, water/wastewater quality, stormwater, NPDES permits
Sample Projects: Monterey Peninsula Water Supply Project, Richmond Advanced Recycled Water Project (with EBMUD), Urban water service delivery (India), Water and Sanitation Infrastructure in urban informal settlements (Kenya), Reforms in water governance in Latin America and Asia. 
Sasha Harris-Lovett


Energy and Resources Group

Research Areas: Water recycling, decision-making about water infrastructure, science communication

Sample Projects: Beyond User Acceptance: A legitimacy framework for potable water reuse in California;  Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Sustainable Nutrient Management 

Thomas Hendrickson

Former Postdoctoral Scholar

Civil & Environmental Engineering

Research Areas: Infrastructure Sustainability, Life-cycle Assessment

Sample Projects: Decentralized reuse optimization, Agricultural water use visualization, Food-water-energy relationships

Olga Kavvada

PhD Graduate

Energy, Civil Infrastructure and Climate/Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Areas: Water/Wastewater infrastructure management, Decentralized water reuse assessment, Life-cycle assessment, Environmental and economic assessment, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Decision-making tools

Sample Projects: Feasibility assessment of the off-the-grid water/wastewater infrastructure

Sharada Prasad CS
Energy and Resources Group
Research Areas: Water and Sanitation access in low income countries, Nutrient recovery from human waste, Sanitation work and Indian caste system
Sample Project: Opportunities and Barriers for reusing fecal sludge in Indian agriculture
Andrea Silverman

Former Post Doctoral Researcher

Environmental Engineering

Research Areas: Detection and control of waterborne pathogens, wastewater treatment for reuse, natural disinfection mechanisms, waste stabilization ponds and constructed wetlands, wastewater use in irrigated agriculture

Sample Projects: Sunlight inactivation of viruses and bacteria in open-water unit process treatment wetlands: Modeling endogenous and exogenous inactivation rates.

William Tarpeh

PhD Student

Environmental Engineering
Research Areas: Nutrient recovery from wastewater, sanitation in developing communities
Sample Projects: Novel approaches to nitrogen recovery from urine at the household to building scale
Anne Thebo

PhD Graduate

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Researh Areas:  Water Quality, Spatial Analysis/GIS, Water Resources Management

Sample Projects:  Global assessment of the indirect reuse of wastewater in irrigated agriculture
and Prevalence of Diarrheagenic E. coli Pathotype Genes in Irrigation Water, Soil, and Produce on Farms in Dharwad, India

Lijie Zhou

Former Visiting Student

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Areas: anaerobic ammonium oxidation (Anammox)

Sample Projects: anaerobic ammonium oxidation (Anammox), membrane bioreactor, and nitrogen removal