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Advised by Loretta Fernandez, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, jointly appointed in Marine and Environmental Sciences in the College of Science While pursuing her PhD in Civil Engineering (CEE) at Northeastern University, Alice Peiying Wang worked closely with researchers at the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers’ Environmental Research and Development Center (USACE ERDC). She […]
CEE Associate Professor Loretta Fernandez was featured in the NY Times Wirecutter article “How to Choose the Best Cloth Face Mask for You” for her expertise in studying how to make the best fitting mask.
CEE Associate Professor Loretta Fernandez and Assistant Professor Amy Mueller are examining the best fit, while ChE Associate Professor Steve Lustig is determining the best combinations of materials for the most effective mask to protect against COVID-19.
CEE/MES Assistant Professors Loretta Fernandez was featured in the NPR article “Adding A Nylon Stocking Layer Could Boost Protection From Cloth Masks, Study Finds” and WFUV.org article “Adding A Nylon Stocking Layer Could Boost Protection From…” about her research in making sure COVID-19 masks are effective.
CEE Assistant Professor Loretta A. Fernandez was honored with the 2020 CEE Excellence in Teaching Award for her exceptional contributions to the department.
CEE/MES Assistant Professors Loretta Fernandez and Amy Mueller are examining the layering of materials and how the masks are worn to determine which are the most effective in blocking the COVID-19 virus.
CEE/COS Assistant Professor Loretta A. Fernandez and doctoral alumna Dr. Alice Peiying Wang were recognized with a 2019 Top 10 Exceptional Paper Award by the editors of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry (ET&C) for their article titled “Bioaccumulation in Functionally Different Species: Ongoing Input of PCBs with Sediment Deposition to Activated Carbon Remediated Bed Sediments”.
CEE Associate Professor Philip Larese-Casanova (PI), Assistant Professor Loretta Fernandez, and Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education Akram Alsahwabkeh were awarded a $760K grant from the DoD’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) for “Electrochemically-Induced in situ Degradation of Legacy Munitions and Insensitive High Explosives in Manufacturing Wastewater.”
Atalaya Milan Wilborn is graduating soon, but that is just the beginning of her academic career.
Madeline DuBois, E’20, is using her environmental engineering degree to work with Engineers Without Borders to bring water distribution systems to developing countries as well as work in the lab with CEE Associate Teaching Professor Annalisa Onnis-Hayden on creating a tidal wetland wastewater treatment system.
The pilot study by CEE/COS Assistant Professor Loretta Fernandez entitled “Laboratory and field pilot study on using polyethylene passive samplers to monitor potential PCB transport across the engineered cap at the Grasse River Superfund site” has received a $405K grant in collaboration with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center.from the Environmental Protection Agency.
COS/CEE Professor Mark Patterson, CEE/COS Assistant Professor Loretta Fernandez, and CEE affiliated Professor Brian Helmuth were awarded a $300K NSF grant for "Tide gate modulation of wetland function: decision support through engineering best practices".
Northeastern’s Chi Epsilon students participated in the annual CANstruction competition, a competition where students build large structures made entirely of canned goods.
Some of the toxins found in our air and waterways were put there intentionally: DDT, for instance, was introduced to protect against malaria and other insect-borne diseases. Others find their way into the environment unintentionally.