Richard Kamens, MSPH

Professor (Retired) Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Director UNC Institute for the Environment Thailand Field Site

T:(919) 966-7301

CB #7431

Chapel Hill, NC 27599


Retired ESE Professor Kamens "has implemented, under the sponsorship of the Institute of the Environment at UNC, a UNC undergraduate student exchange/research program in Thailand and currently serves as its field site director. The purpose of the program is to provide students with a global environmental perspective built upon learning and research experiences in overseas field site locations. Students are provided the opportunity to attend environmental classes along with students from the host country, and to participate in environmental research projects that address crucial problems of the host country and region."

Thailand Program Brochure:

For students interested in the study abroad program: Study Abroad in Thailand

Kamens/Program Website:

2001 article about the kick-off of the Thailand study abroad program:

Representative Courses

ENVR 296 Special Topics in Life Cycle Assessment

ENEC-403 Environmental Chemistry

ENEC-698 Capstone Research

ENEC-241 Environment and Culture Seminar for the Thailand Field Site

ENEC-395 Independent Research for Undergraduates