Environmental Sciences and Engineering News
Gray elected to National Academy of Engineering
February 22, 2018
Dr. William Gray, research professor of environmental sciences and engineering, is one of 99 new members of the prestigious National Academy of Engineering. Election to the Academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
UNC Gillings School, RTI International to test for lead in drinking water at 300 Wake County households with young children
February 19, 2018
Private wells used for household drinking water are not routinely monitored for lead, which may put young children at risk for lead poisoning. The Gillings School and RTI International are partnering to offer free water and child blood lead tests for up to 300 Wake County, N.C., households using private wells for drinking water.
Groundbreaking study creates global estimates of environmental safety challenges in health-care facilities
February 16, 2018
A new study has produced, for the first time, estimates of the environmental conditions in health-care facilities in low- and middle-income countries around the world.
New research on global surface ozone levels highlights regions, populations most affected by air pollution
February 7, 2018
Dr. Joseph Pinto is a co-author of an international Tropospheric Ozone Assessment Report that presents analyses of ozone levels around the world. The research was led by the universities of Leicester and Edinburg and 12 other institutions.
Characklis and team awarded $2.5M NSF grant to study flood, drought conditions in Oregon
February 2, 2018
Dr. Gregory Characklis is part of a team awarded a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant to study the variability of flood and drought conditions in Oregon and the effects of those conditions on food, water and energy production in the region.
Stillo honored for research with Journal of Public Health Management and Practice award
January 18, 2018
Frank Stillo, doctoral student in environmental sciences and engineering, was selected by the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice as a student who ‘rocked public health’ in 2017.
Gillings School undergraduates who will change the world
January 16, 2018
Sarah Zelasky and Allison Eames, two Bachelor of Science in Public Health students in environmental sciences and engineering at the Gillings School, have made great use of the National Science Foundation-funded Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program. Their work is highlighted here.
Fry named Angle Distinguished Professor
January 15, 2018
Dr. Rebecca Fry, environmental sciences and engineering professor and director of the UNC Superfund Research Program, has been named Carol Remmer Angle Distinguished Professor of Children’s Environmental Health.
MacDonald Gibson named to NC Science Advisory Board to study emerging chemicals
December 6, 2017
Dr. Jackie MacDonald Gibson has been named to the North Carolina Science Advisory Board to study emerging chemicals, such as GenX, and advise state leaders about ways to protect the environment and the health of North Carolinians. MacDonald Gibson joins fellow environmental sciences and engineering faculty member Dr. Jamie Bartram, who serves as chair of the state board.
UNC launches innovative Center on Financial Risk in Environmental Systems
December 4, 2017
UNC has launched the Center on Financial Risk, a partnership between the Gillings School’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering and the UNC Institute for the Environment. Dr. Greg Characklis, Philip C. Singer Distinguished Professor, is the center’s director.