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.
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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
- S.N. Schmidt, A.P. Wang, P.T. Gidley, A.H. Wooley, G.R. Lotufo, R.M. Burgess, U. Ghosh, L.A. Fernandez, P. Mayer, Cross Validation of Two Partitioning-Based Sampling Approaches in Mesocosms Containing PCB Contaminated Field Sediment, Biota, and Activated Carbon Amendment, Environmental Science & Technology, 51(17), 2017, 9996-10004.
- T.S. Bridges, A.J. Kennedy, G.R. Lotufo, J.G. Coleman, C.E. Ruiz, J.H. Lindsay, J.A. Steevens, A. Wooley, G. Matisoff, P. McCall, E. Kaltenberg, R.M. Burgess, and L.A. Fernandez, The Biology of Bioavailability: The Role of Functional Ecology in Exposure Processes, U.S. Army Research and Development Center, 17(2), 2017
- 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
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Honors & Awards
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".