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Loretta A. Fernandez

473 Snell Engineering
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Education

  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2010
  • SM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
  • BS, Northeastern University, 2002
  • BA, Tufts University, 1993

Research & Scholarship Interests

Environmental organic chemistry; passive sampling methods for organic contaminants in water and sediments; transport, transformation, and biological exchange of organic contaminants in the environment
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • 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)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
  • Tau Beta Pi

Selected Publications

  • 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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January 31, 2018

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.

October 3, 2017

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.

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