Environmental Engineering & Toxicology

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Habtemichael celebrated for excellence in DEI and PFAS work

Asta Habtemichael has received multiple awards and fellowships in the past year in recognition of his outstanding academic performance and leadership as a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion champion. From the University of Rhode Island: The...
August 22, 2023
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Patterson receives 2023 Chancellor’s Award for Community-Engaged Scholars

Civil and environmental engineering assistant professor Regan Patterson is one of four professors that will be able to develop new UCLA classes that have an impact on Los Angeles and beyond, thanks to the fourth annual Chancellor’s Awards for Community-Engaged Scholars.
July 26, 2023

Vida Sanchez

2023 Fellow
Vida dreams of self-determined Black, Indigenous, and/or migrant farmworker communities providing the human right to safe and affordable access to clean water, air, food, and shelter for all in California’s Central Valley and beyond.

Cielo Sharkus

2023 Fellow
Cielo's mission is to contribute to restorative climate resilience and develop equity-based mitigation strategies to mitigate the disparate impact climate change has on historically marginalized communities.

Daniel Gonzalez

2023 Fellow
Daniel studies aerosol behavior and its impact on air quality. His journey as a first-generation student has shaped his determination to drive positive change for the environment and disadvantaged communities.
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Transformative Climate Adaptation with Linda Shi

How can we plan for urban climate adaptation in ways that improve sustainability and social justice? Switzer Fellow Linda Shi studies the land governance institutions that make cities and disadvantaged groups vulnerable to climate impacts...
March 20, 2023
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Cushing finds historical redlining associated with power plant siting and pollution inequalities

Lara Cushing is the lead author of a December 2022 study finding that historical red-lining is associated with fossil fuel power plant siting and present-day inequalities in air pollutant emissions. Read the open-access article in Nature Energy and a summary in Axios.
January 26, 2023
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Cira receives LATinE Trailblazers in Engineering Fellowship

Marisol Cira has been awarded a 2022 LATinE: Latinx Trailblazers in Engineering fellowship. LATinE is an initiative intended to increase the number and success of Latinx/Hispanic engineering faculty in the US, who in turn, will blaze new trails with new discoveries, innovations and social impact and serve as role models for the next generation of engineers.
December 14, 2022
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Miner listed as one of six female scientists making the world more sustainable

Dr. Miner was recognized for her work as a climate scientist, for climbing Mount Everest and revealing the presence of pollutants and chemicals there, and her arctic research.
August 29, 2022

Asta Habtemichael

2022 Fellow
Asta combines social and natural science approaches to study the effects of contaminants of emerging concern in the environment and public health. Drawing upon environmental organic chemistry, trophic ecology, and public health he explores PFAS bioaccumulation in marine food webs.