2015 fall students

Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Seminar (CEE 691A)

Fall 2015 - Organized by: Professor John Tobiason

all are in 303 Elab at 12:20 PM, unless otherwise noted




Seminar Title

9/18 Katherine Lownsbery Graduate Student, EWRE Program, UMass Amherst Ouaga Waterworks: Fulbright Research Adventures
9/25 Richard Palmer Professor and CEE Dept. Head, UMass Amherst Engaging the Public in Water Planning: Perspectives from the US and Brazil (poster)
10/2 Paramjeet Pati Professor of the Practice, Smith College Waste not want not: Life cycle considerations in ‘green’ synthesis of gold nanoparticles and gold recycling from nanowaste
10/8 Diane McKnight
  • Professor, Civil, Environmental & Archit. Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
FENG LECTURE, Thursday @ 3, Bernie Dallas Room; Climate Change and Water Quality in the Rocky Mountains: approaches for adapting to too much summer
10/16 Maureen Kinyua Post-doctoral Researcher
Columbia University, Hampton Roads Sanitation District
Energy Production and Effluent Quality in Tubular Digesters Treating Livestock Waste in Rural Costa Rica
10/23 Art Kney Assistant Professor Lafayette College You Can’t Miss This One: Paint from AMD and Yeast that Communicate – Can it get any better? (poster)
10/30 Windsor Sung Program Manager, MWRA MWRA’s Experience with Ozone Decay
11/6 Jonathan Mellor Assistant Professor CEE Dept., UConn A mechanistic systems approach to water and health under climate change
11/13 Joseph Goodwill & Yanjun Jiang Visiting Asst Prof, WPI & PhD Student, UMass Amherst Ferrate for Drinking Water Treatment
11/20 Aaron Deskins Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering WPI
Molecular Modeling of Environmental and Photocatalytic Processes
12/4 Eben Cross Research Scientist, MIT Senior Scientist, Aerodyne Making the Invisible Visible:  Understanding Air Pollution with low-cost Air Quality Sensor Networks
12/11 Sarah Whateley PhD Student, UMass Amherst A vulnerability framework for assessing the risks to water supply systems under climate uncertainty in the northeastern United States




The EWRE program was established by Professor Tsuan Hua "Tom" Feng in 1965 under the name of "SanitaryEWRE logo faded Engineering". It was changed to "Environmental Engineering" in 1967 and finally to "Environmental and Water Resources Engineering" in 2008. Our first graduate (Henry Hyde) entered the program in the fall of 1965 and graduated with the Class of 1966. Since then over 500 have earned MS or PhD degrees, and in some cases both. The EWRE program is currently served by 10 full-time faculty. All of these faculty have a substantial research focus on water (e.g., natural water, drinking water, wastewater), making the UMass program one of the strongest water engineering programs in the US. Other areas of interest to current and former EWRE faculty include solid & hazardous waste, air pollution, environmental chemistry, microbiology and public health.