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Gregory Characklis, PhD
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Gregory Characklis, PhD

Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Director
Center on Financial Risk in Environmental Systems
  • 139 Rosenau Hall
  • CB #7431
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599
  • USA

Dr. Characklis is the Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also serves as director of the Center on Financial Risk in Environmental Systems.

His primary research interests involve developing solutions to environmental challenges through systems-based approaches that integrate consideration of both engineering and economic principles. Specific areas of interest include the development of improved strategies for managing water supply and treatment systems, exploration of the economic and environmental trade-offs associated with energy production (e.g., hydropower, biofuels) and the management of environmental financial risks.

Dr. Characklis also has directed a number of laboratory and field studies that explore the role particles play in microbial transport, research with particular relevance in the development of water quality models used to evaluate the location and severity of microbial contamination.

Center on Financial Risk in Environmental Systems website: https://sph.unc.edu/cfres/center-on-financial-risk-in-environmental-systems/

Education

PhD, Environmental Science and Engineering, Rice University, 1999

MS, Environmental Science and Engineering, Rice University, 1994

BS, Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 1989

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