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

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. 
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

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
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