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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


Scarlet-Marie Kilpatrick

PhD student

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research areas: Brackish Water Desalination & Reverse Osmosis Concentrate Management

Current project: Membrane scaling reduction for improved brine management and water recovery via silica precipitation


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


Sidney Poon

PhD student

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research areas: Environmental applications of materials science

Current project: Heavy metal sensor development


Minerva Teli

PhD Student

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research areas: Environmental chemistry, water treatment materials, applications of green chemistry in water treatment systems

Sample project: Integrating Heavy Metal Removal into Solar Desalination