Environmental & Water Resources Engineering Seminar (CEE 692A)

Spring 2019 - Organized by: Professor Boris Lau

All are in room 303 of the Elab building starting at 2:30 PM (refreshments at 2:15), unless otherwise noted;




Seminar Title

1/25 EWRE faculty   Introductory Meeting
2/1 David Lederer US EPA, Region 1 New Bedford Superfund Site
2/8 @
ILC S140
Olufolajimi (Jimi) Oke MIT New urban typologies for sustainable mobility
2/15 Kate Sellers Arcadis The Engineer's Challenge: Making wise decisions in a world of unknowns
2/22 Marco Keiluweit UMass, Agriculture Spatial Variations in Microbial Processes Controlling Carbon Oxidation Rates in Soils and Sediments
3/1 Jamie Mullins UMass Resource Econ Climate change and flood risk: Evidence from New York real estate
3/8 Seminar cancelled
3/22 Peirong Lin Princeton University Reconstructing high-resolution naturalized river flows at 2.94 million river reaches globally
3/29 Jimmy Hauri Assumption College Fluorimetric Characterization of Dissolved Orgnanic Carbon
4/5 Gcina Mamba Univ. of South Africa Adhesive photocatalytic coatings on polystyrene for simulated solar light-driven water pollution mitigation
4/12 Mason Saleeba & Mimi Alkattan UMass Grad Students Modeling Nature-based Solutions for Climate Resilience  & Pilot-scale Lab-based Investigation of Water Quality in Intermittent Water Supply
4/19 Leighann D'Andrea, Yue Sun (Sophie) & Mohammad Shakhawat (Kiron) UMass Grad Students Developing a Toolkit for Citizen Scientists' Evaluation of Drinking Water Quality & The Application of Peracetic Acid as a Pre-oxidant to Control DBP Formation & Evaluation of Watreco Vortex Process Technology (VPT) on Oxidation Technology Performance for Drinking Water Treatment
4/26 Jérôme Hamelin INRA-LBE A bio mimicry approach for environmental biotechnology




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.