Environmental Sciences and Engineering News

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 »

Dr. Mark Sobsey joins with NCSU to identify

July 28, 2005 Dr. Mark Sobsey and his researchers in the Environmental Microbiology laboratory have been engaged in work to identify “Environmentally Superior Technologies” for treating swine waste on CAFOs in eastern North Carolina. This work is funded through the Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center at NCSU by an agreement with Smithfield Foods, Premium… Read more »

Bree Ferguson presents Technical Report Final Oral Defense on 7/22

July 21, 2005 Bree Ferguson presents her Technical Report Final Oral Defense on Friday, July 22nd at 10:00am in 1305 McGavran-Greenberg. Full details follow.Impact of Temporary Switches from Chloramines to Free Chlorine on Water Quality in Distribution Systems Many drinking water utilities that apply chloramines for secondary disinfection temporarily convert to free chlorine. The purpose… Read more »

David Love wins NWRI Fellowship

July 20, 2005 David C. Love (MSPH, Sobsey Advisor) was selected, out of over 40 applicants, to receive a National Water Research Institute (NWRI) Fellowship Award for $10,000, for the 2005-2006 school year. Love’s exemplary undergraduate record and matriculation to the doctoral level of graduate study impressed the committee. The committee thought that his research… Read more »

Yo-Chan Jeong Doctoral Dissertation Final Oral Defense, 6/6

  July 12, 2005 Yo-Chan Jeong presented the final oral defense of his dissertation on June 6, 2005, at 2:00 P.M. in the Ibrahim Seminar Room (1301 McGavran-Greenberg). Full details are as follows:Formation, Repair, and Measurement of M1G, a Secondary DNA Lesion Produced by Reactive Oxygen Species The objective of this study is to comprehensively… Read more »

Dale Jobes presents Final Oral Defense on June 30

June 29, 2005 Dale Jobes presented his MS Thesis Final Oral Defense on June 30th at 10:00am in the Ibrahim Seminar room, 1301 McGavran-Greenberg. Full details follow.Analyzing the Spatiotemporal Relationships of Ozone Exceedances, Transient High Ozone Events and Meteorological Factors using GIS Ozone violations are complicated events in the Houston, Texas area that differ with… Read more »

Sacoby Wilson named Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholar

June 23, 2005 Sacoby Wilson (Ph.D., Ball Advisor) has won a Robert Wood Johnson Health & Society Scholarship. This top honor supports up to 18 outstanding individuals who have completed doctoral training to engage in an intensive two-year interdisciplinary program in population health at one of six nationally prominent universities. Sacoby will receive annual stipend… Read more »

Sacoby Wilson wins ELP Fellowship

June 23, 2005 Sacoby Wilson (Ph.D., Ball Advisor) wins Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Fellowship for 2005. The ELP Fellowship is an innovative national program designed to build the leadership capacity of the environmental field’s most promising emerging practitioners. This two-year fellowship provides training, project funding and a vibrant peer network to 20-25 individuals each year… Read more »