Northeastern’s Chi Epsilon students participated in the annual CANstruction competition, a competition where students build large structures made entirely of canned goods.
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- PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
- SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
- BS, Northeastern University, 2002
- BA, Tufts University, 1993
- Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) Project of the Year, Co-Performer (2011)
- National Research Council, Research Associateship (2010)
- National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship (2003-2006)
- American Chemical Society
- Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
- Tau Beta Pi
- M.M. Perron, R.M. Burgess, M.G. Cantwell, L. Fernandez, Evaluating Cost When Selecting Performance Reference Compounds for the Environmental Deployment of Polyethylene Passive Samplers, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 11(2), 2015, 256-265
- L. Fernandez, P.M. Gschwend, Predicting Bioaccumulation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Soft-shelled Clams (Mya arenaria) Using Field Deployments of Polyethylene Passive Samplers, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 34(5), 2015, 993-1000
- L. Fernandez, W. Lao, K. A. Maruya, R. M. Burgess, Calculating the Diffusive Flux of Persistent Organic Pollutants Between Sediments and the Water Column on the Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund Site Using Polymeric Passive Samplers, Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 2014, 3925-3924
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Assistant Professor Loretta Fernandez, who holds a joint appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Marine and Environmental Sciences, was featured in News@Northeastern for her research on water pollution testing.
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.