Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

Assistant Professor Ivan Rusyn is Co-PI for a new EPA-sponsored center at UNC

November 14, 2005 The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded UNC a five-year $4.5 million grant to establish the Carolina Environmental Bioinformatics Research Center. The Center will consist of three projects that are organized around the functional areas of data analysis, methods development, and tools implementation. Rusyn and David Stotts, Associate Professor and… Read more »

Treavor Boyer wins AWWA Student Best Paper Award

November 14, 2005 Treavor Boyer’s (PhD, Singer Advisor) paper entitled “Continuous-flow pilot-scale testing of a magnetic ion exchange resin for removal of disinfection byproduct precursors” has been selected as one of two Student Best Papers at the Water Quality Technology Conference held in Quebec City, Canada on November 6-10, 2005. This award recognizes students for… Read more »

James K. Edzwald recipient of 2005 Distinguished Alumnus Award

November 02, 2005 The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering is pleased to announce Dr. James K. Edzwald as the recipient of an ESE Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2005 and featured guest at the Department’s biannual Open House held on October 15, 2005. Edzwald has held positions at several universities during his distinguished career and… Read more »

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 »