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Current Students


Alma Bartholow

PhD Student

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Areas: Microbial communities in distribution systems, wastewater-based epidemiology, environmental microbiology

Current Project: Accelerating the application of wastewater-based epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 for regional public health decision making


Emily Cook

Civil and Environmental Engineering
PhD Student
Research areas: per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), chemical oxidation, bioremediation
Sample projects: In situ chemical oxidation of PFAS in a contaminated groundwater aquifer

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


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

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

More about Lauren Kennedy


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

More about Emily Kraemer


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


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