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Siva Rama Satyam Bandaru

Postdoctoral researcher
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory


Research Areas: Arsenic Remediation, Applications of electrochemistry in  water treatment


Sample Projects: Pilot Scale Field trials of  Electrochemical Arsenic Remediation (ECAR) in India

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

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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.
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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

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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

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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)

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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