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>

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 News Items

May 2014 – Current PhD student, Anne Galyean, featured on the UNC Home page.

January 2014 – The second of 3 papers from Bonnie Lyon’s PhD research published in the Journal of Hazardous Materials. Alumna Dr. Lyon begins a Postdoctoral Scholar Position with Professor Kurt Pennell in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Tufts University.

January 2014 – Collaborative research with the University of Queensland (Australia) published in the journal Water Research.

January 2014 – Current PhD, student Kirsten Studer, awarded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency predoctoral fellowship under the EPA/UNC-CH Curriculum of Toxicology Research Training Agreement

November – Feature article "Identifying practices to keep NC’s drinking water safe" published in the Fall 2013 edition of the school's magazine, Carolina Public Health.

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”.

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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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