Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

Seung-Jae Lee presents November 4, 2005

November 02, 2005 Seung-Jae Lee presents his dissertation final oral defense Friday, November 4, 2005 at 9:00 A.M. in 2304 McGavran-Greenberg. Full details are as follows:Models of Soft Data in Geostatistics and Their Application in Environmental and Health Mapping (Under the direction of Marc L. Serre) Spatiotemporal Geostatistics provides an efficient mapping estimation method to… Read more »

Nadine Czoschke presents final dissertation on November 7, 2005

November 01, 2005 Nadine Czoschke presents her final dissertation oral defense on Monday, November 7, 2005 at 2PM in room 527 of the Health Sciences Library. Full details are as follows:Acid Catalyzed Heterogeneous Reactions and the Formation of 1-pinene Secondary Organic Aerosol ABSTRACT Secondary organic aerosol (SOA) is studied for its importance to climatic forcing… Read more »

UNC Researchers Awarded a $2.6 million NIH Grant

September 29, 2005 to Apply Systems Biology Approaches to Liver ToxicityIvan Rusyn, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, and David Threadgill, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Genetics, received a 5-year award entitled Metabolomic and Toxicogenetic Study of Ethanol Toxicity from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). This successful application combines… Read more »

David L. Johnson recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award

September 20, 2005 The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is pleased to announce Dr. David L. Johnson as the recipient of the ESE Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2005 and featured guest at the Department’s annual Fall Picnic held September 16, 2005. Dr. Johnson is currently Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the College of… Read more »

Lindsay B. Wicher Defends 9/6

September 06, 2005 Lindsay B. Wicher presents her Final Doctoral Dissertation Defense Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at 11:00am in 2005 Michael Hooker Research Center.Effects of Inhaled Combustion-Derived Particulate Matter on Indices of Cardiac, Pulmonary, and Thermoregulatory Function in Spontaneously Hypertensive Rats Using a Novel Exposure Method To Characterize Dose (Under the direction of Dr. Louise… Read more »

Zhengi Ye presents Doctoral Final Oral Defense-8/26

August 24, 2005 Zhengi Ye presents her Doctoral Final Oral Defense this Friday, August 26th at 11:00am in 2005 Michael Hooker Research Center. Full abstract and details follow.Occurrence, Fate, and Transformation of Antibiotics during Drinking Water Treatment Abstract: Antibiotics are entering the environment via various pathways and have been detected at ng/L to low 5g/L… Read more »

Embrey Bronstad presents her MSENV final oral defense on 8/26

August 24, 2005 Embrey Bronstad presents her MSENV final oral defense this Friday, August 26th at 8:30am in 1304 McGavran-Greenberg. Full abstract and details follow.Impact of Wastewater Effluent on Antibiotic Resistance in Sediment-Associated Aeromonas Abstract: Because certain antibiotics can be excreted largely as the parent compound in human waste, questions have been raised concerning the… Read more »

ESE Welcomes Assistant Professor William Vizuete

August 22, 2005 The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering welcomes a new faculty member, Assistant Professor William Vizuete, Ph.D. in July 2005. Dr. Vizuete has a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla, a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas-Austin, and completed his PhD in… Read more »

Scott Winkel defends Master’s Technical Report on 8/5/05

August 09, 2005 Scott Winkel presented his Master’s Technical Report Final Defense on Friday, August 5th in 1304 McGavran-Greenberg at 9:30am. Full details follow.Interaction of Myeloperoxidase (MPO) Genotype with Glutathione S-Transferase Theta 1 (GSTT1), Hexachlorobenzene (HCB), T-nonachlor and Breast Cancer Risk Myeloperoxidase (MPO) is an enzyme located within azurophilic granules of neutrophils and lysosomes of… Read more »

Kenny Fent wins AIHCE 2005 Student Award

July 29, 2005 Kenny Fent (MS, Nylander-French Advisor) received the Dermal Exposure Assessment Subcommittee’s 2005 Student Award for his oral presentation, “Development of a Tape-Stripping Method to Quantify Dermal Exposure to Hexamethylene Diisocyanate,” presented at the 2005 AIHCE meeting held in Anaheim, CA on May 21-26, 2005.For further information please contact Rebecca Riggsbee Lloyd by… Read more »