Howard Weinberg

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ENVR 400
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Environmental Sci and Eng
UNC Chapel Hill

Dr. Howard Weinberg

Department of Environmental Sciences & Engineering
146A Rosenau Hall, CB 7431
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Associate Professor
Telephone: (919) 966-3859
Fax: (919) 966-7911
e-mail: howard_weinberg<at>

2013 News Items

October – Awarded National Science Foundation Funding from the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Division for the project, “Retooling Green Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure to Support Edible Crop Growth”. This is a collaboration with the Department of Soil Science at North Carolina State University and Integrated Water Strategies (Apex, NC).

September – Anne Galyean awarded the predoctoral traineeship in Environmental Health Sciences through the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Environmental Biostatistics training program for the 2013 academic year.

August – Welcome new group members, Kasia Grzebyk (PhD track), Kirsten Studer (PhD track), and Cataia Ives (MS track).

August - Awarded (with Orlando Coronell) National Science Foundation Funding from the Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems Division for the project, “Tailoring thin-film nanocomposite membranes for water reuse applications”.

July - Jennifer Casanova receives her MSPh degree with her final report; “Constructed Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment and Reuse in North Carolina: Case Study and Community Perceptions.”

June – Yi Liu defends her MS thesis, “Fate of Contaminants of Emerging Environmental Concern During Drinking Water Treatment Processes”.

June – Anne Galyean accepted to the Gordon Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology, Stowe, VT, receives travel award, and first place student poster award, “Optimizing AF4 Separations of Silver Nanoparticles in Complex Aquatic Matrices”.

May – Megan Nunes defends her MS thesis, “Evaluating Endocrine Activity of Individual and Complex Mixtures of Disinfection By-Products Using Yeast Assays”.

April – Anne Galyean (PhD track) receives the UNC Graduate School’s Off-Campus Dissertation Research Fellowship for Fall 2013.

March - Jen Casanova (MSPh track) presents poster at the meeting Environmental Health - Science and Policy to Protect Future Generations, held in Boston, MA, from March 3 to 6. “Strategies for Approaching Wastewater as a Safe Resource: Natural Systems of Remediation”.   

March – Alumnus Dr Vanessa Pereira returns to present a seminar in our ENVR 400 series.

February – Ariel Atkinson (PhD track) awarded Fellowship for Australia by the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Program of the National Science Foundation. Ariel will use this award to travel to the University of Queensland, Australia during the summer and enhance her research training there.

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Research Interests at a Glance

  • Tracking the source and fate of pollutants in surface and groundwaters
  • Developing new tools for assessing the toxicity of our drinking water   
  • Analysis of Environmental Matrices Using Advanced Analytical Techniques
  • Evaluating strategies to reduce soil and water contamination from point sources (e.g. wastewater treatment plants, landfills) and nonpoint sources (e.g. septic systems, agriculture)
  • Disinfection By-Products: Chemistry, Analysis, and Health Effects
  • Aquatic Chemistry
  • Alternative Disinfection Processes for Drinking Water
  • Training and Guidance for Laboratory and Field Sampling Personnel
  • Quality Assurance of Analytical Data

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