Advisees and Graduate Students
University of South Florida, 2014.
Thesis title: Lead (Pb) contamination of water drawn
from pitcher pumps in eastern Madagascar.
Current status (Aug 2014): Environmental Engineer in the Air, Pesticides, &
Toxics Management Division of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4.
E-mail (Aug 2014): email@example.com. Office telephone number: (+1) 404-562-9089
Allen, Whitney (co-advised by Prof A Ashmawy). M.S.,
University of South Florida, 2005.
Whitney’s name is now Whitney A Stevens.
Thesis title: Relationship between
plasticity ratio and hydraulic conductivity for bentonite clay during
exposure to synthetic landfill leachate.
Current status (Jan 2015): Whitney earned her P.E. license and is now managing the Tampa office of the
engineering firm Ardaman & Associates,
for whom she has worked since graduating from USF.
Anwar, Shadab (co-advised by Prof M Stewart and Prof M
Trotz). Post-doctoral research associate, 2009-2011.
Current status (Nov 2013): Assistant Professor in the program in Geological Engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology
E-mail (Nov 2013): firstname.lastname@example.org
Cone, Margaret. M.S., University of South Florida, 2013.
Thesis title: Effects of solvent
composition and hydrogen pressure on the catalytic conversion of
1,2,4,5-tetrachlorobenzene to cyclohexane.
Current status (Nov 2013): Environmental Specialist for Cardinal Engineering in Tulsa,
E-mail address is available upon request.
Fadel, Ziad. M.S., Texas A&M
Thesis title: Stochastic modeling of
transport and degradation of reactive solutes in heterogeneous aquifers.
Current status (Nov 2013): Employed by Serhal Engineering (construction
contracting firm), Hamra, Lebanon.
Goldman, Josh (co-advised by Prof L Donald Duke). M.S.,
University of South Florida, 2007.
Thesis title: Relationship between
biofilm removal and membrane performance using Dunedin reverse osmosis water
treatment plant as a case study.
After graduating from USF, Josh completed his PhD at the University of New Mexico under the guidance of
Prof Kerry Howe.
Current status (Nov 2013): Process Engineer for CDM Smith in Denver, Colorado.
Kim, Won-Seok. Ph.D., University of South Florida, 2011.
Dissertation title: Biodegradation of
bisphenol-A and 17β-estradiol in soil mesocosms under alternating
Current status (April 2014): Post-doctoral researcher at Pohang University of Science
and Technology (POSTECH) in Korea.
Won-Seok is investigating the fate, transport, and remediation of
nuclear materials in the environment for the Division of Advanced Nuclear Engineering
(DANE) at POSTECH. His mentor at
POSTECH is Dr
Current e-mail address (Nov 2013): email@example.com
Lin, Alex (co-advised by Prof S Ergas). M.S.,
University of South Florida, 2012.
Thesis title: Precipitation of
phosphate minerals from effluent of anaerobically digested swine manure.
Current status (Nov 2013): Employed with Osprey Biotechnics in Sarasota,
Florida. Alex’s duties include
technical upkeep of bioreactors, process improvement, and coordination
between R&D lab, QC lab, and fermentation department.
Current e-mail address (Nov 2013): firstname.lastname@example.org
Mendoza, Itza. Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2007.
Dissertation title: Effects of
pore-scale velocity and pore-scale physical processes on contaminant
biodegradation during transport in groundwater: Modeling and experiments.
After graduating from TAMU, Itza held a post-doctoral position at Michigan State University, and then a research
faculty appointment at Tufts University.
Current status (Nov 2013): Associate Professor at Instituto Politécnico Nacional,
México, and Level C in the Sistema
Nacional de Investigadores of CONACyT.
Okwen, Roland. Ph.D., University of South Florida,
Dissertation title: Enhanced CO2
storage in confined geologic formations.
Current status (Nov 2013): Reservoir Engineer for the Illinois State Geological Survey in
Osborn, Claire. M.S., University of South Florida, 2011.
Thesis title: Catalytic
hydrodehalogenation and hydrogenation of halogenated aromatic organic
contaminants for application to soil remediation.
Current status (Nov 2013): Senior Staff Environmental Engineer at Geosyntec Consultants in Tampa, Florida.
University of South Florida, 2014
Thesis title: Soil remediation using
solvent extraction with hydrodehalogenation and hydrogenation in a
Current status (Apr 2014): Environmental Engineer with AKRF, Inc., in New York, NY.
E-mail: email@example.com. Office telephone number: (+1) 646-388-9566.
Shapiro, Deanna. B.S. (Honors thesis), University of
South Florida, 2011.
Thesis title: Removal of phosphate from
wastewater during vertical, down-flow, sand filtration.
Current status (Jan 2015): Working as an environmental engineer for Montgomery Watson Harza (MWH). De is now based in the Akron, Ohio, office,
after having worked in the Tampa and Cleveland offices previously.
Thomas, Mark. M.S., University of South Florida, 2010.
Thesis title: Geochemical modeling of
CO2 sequestration in dolomitic limestone aquifers.
M.S., University of South
Thesis title: Analysis and remediation
of chlorinated hydrocarbons in environmental media.
Current status (Nov 2013): PhD candidate at Duke
University, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, studying
mercury speciation and bioaccumulation in the research group of Prof Heileen Hsu-Kim.
Wee, HunYoung. Ph.D., Texas A&M
Dissertation title: Remedial extraction
and catalytic hydrodehalogenation for treatment of soils contaminated by
halogenated hydrophobic organic compounds.
Current status (Nov 2013): Business Development Manager for Doosan Hydro Technology in Tampa,
Wolf, Hillary. B.A. (Honors thesis), University of
South Florida, 2010.
Thesis topic: Keeping unused pharmaceuticals out of the environment.
After completing her BA, Hillary went on to complete a Master of Public
Health (MPH) degree from USF, which she completed in 2012.
Current status (May 2015): Environmental Specialist II in the Office
of Environmental Health, Florida
Department of Health in Sarasota County (also called the Sarasota County