Howard Weinberg

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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>

2015 News Items

August – Collaborative research with the National Institute of Standards and Technology published in Analytica Chimica Acta.

August – Welcome new group member Emily Tully to the Master of Science Track.

August – Kirsten Studer is awarded a National Institute of Health Training Grant to further her PhD research.

August – Congratulations to Anne Galyean on passing her final oral examination for the PhD with her thesis entitled, “Characterizing Silver Engineered Nanoparticles in Natural Waters: Analytical Considerations for Instrumental and Environmental Factors Using Asymmetric Flow Field Flow Fractionation”.

August – Congratulations to Breanne Holmes on being accepted to the PhD program. Breanne was an invited speaker at the Gordon Research Seminar on Drinking Water Disinfection By-Products. Her talk was entitled, “Identifying Disinfection By-Products as Estrogenic or Androgenic Substances".

August – Kirsten Studer (PhD track) presented a poster at the 2015 Gordon Research Conference on Disinfection By-Products titled, “Extraction Methods for Disinfection Byproducts in a Concentrated Organic Matter Matrix”.

July – Michael Weiss successfully defended his MSEE project final report titled, “Minimizing Disinfection By-Product Formation by Evaluating Drinking Water Treatment Options”.

May – Kirsten Studer was awarded the J. Don and Margie Smith Summer Research Fellowship to support her PhD research.

May – Monica Kuroki successfully defended her MSEE project final report titled, “Model Prediction of HAA9 Values for Chlorinated and Chloraminated Disinfection in Drinking Water Using ICR Data”.

March – Kasia Grzebyk and Kirsten Studer successfully defended their PhD written examinations.

March – Breanne Holmes gave a talk at the American Chemical Society’s 249th National meeting in Denver, CO entitled, “Identifying Disinfection By-Products Capable of Binding to the Androgen Receptor”.

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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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