Research Activities

Recent papers presented by faculty at state, regional and national meetings on water quality
  • Finney, B. A (2007). "WAWTTAR, A Tool for Sustainable Wastewater Management. Presented at Sustainable Solutions for Water Resources Facing Development Pressure," California Water Board, Arcata, CA.
  • Finney, B. A. (2007). "Introduction to WAWTTAR, A Tool for Selecting Appropriate Wastewater Technologies," Presented at California Water Environment Association North Region Training Conference, September 13-14, Redding, CA.
  • Finney, B. A. (2008). "SCARP, An optimization methodology for collection system asset management," Seattle Public Utilities.
  • Finney, Brad A. (2006). "SCARP, A Tool for Collection System AssetManagement," In, Proceedings, Water Environment Federation Collection System 2006. Infrastructure Stewardship: Partnering for a Sustainable Future,Detroit, MI. Water Environment Federation, Washington, DC.
  • Finney, Brad A. (2007). "WAWTTAR, A Tool for Evaluating Water and Wastewater Treatment Options for Small Communities," Presented at EPA seminarseries, January 9, Washington, DC.
Recent grants in water quality
  • Finney, B. A. (2006-2009). "Collection system asset management," Seattle Public Utilities.
  • Burke, M., B. Finney, R. Gearheart, G. Rossi (2009-2010). "Brewery Effluent Pretreatment," Mad River Brewery, Blue Lake, CA. 
  • Finney, Brad, Robert Gearheart (2008).  "UV Disinfection of Constructed Wetland Effluent," Arcata, CA.
Recent papers presented by faculty at state, regional and national meetings water resources
  • Frostick, L.E., J. R. Cooper and E. M. Cashman (2007). "Understanding the Relationships Among Flow Variability, Sediment Character and Aquatic Ecosystem Quality: A Physical Modelling Approach," Book Chapter. ISEH V Fifth International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, December.
  • Lang, M, E. Cashman, L. Siegfried*, W.J. Smith*, and A. Dillon* (2007). "Sediment Transport in Road Culverts Retrofit for Fish Passage," Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H41A-0126.
  • Cashman, E. and Potter, K. (2006). "Modelling the impacts of climate variability on sediment transport," Sediment Dynamics and the Hydromorphology of Fluvial Systems, edited by J. Rowan, R. Duck and A. Werritty, IAHS publication 306, ISSN 0144-7815.
  • Cooper, J., Cashman, E. and L. Frostick (2006). "High spatial resolution measurements of the role of turbulence in the entrainment of bedload over water-worked gravel-beds," Invited presentation to the Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers. Annual Conference, London, UK, 29-31 August. Session entitled 'Form and flow in rivers: turbulence or flow structures?'
  • Cashman, E., Cooper J. and Kuteira, R. (2006). "Flume Experiments to Explore Bedload Transport in Sand and Gravel Mixtures," Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H51G-0585.
  • Lang, M. (2006). "Assessment Protocols and Applications for Fish Passage," Federal Highways Administration 2006 National Hydraulics Conference. San Diego, CA.
Recent grants in water resources
  • Van Kirk, R., M. Baker, Y. Evertt, B. Finney, and S. Steinberg (2009-2011).  "Conservation of Surface and Ground Water in a Western Watershed Experiencing Rapid Loss of Irrigated Agricultural Land to Development."  USDA.
  • Lang, M. (2008). "Field and laboratory assessment and hydraulic modeling to determine the impacts of culvert retrofits for fish passage on culvert hydraulic capacity," California Department of Transportation.
Recent peer reviewed papers in energy resources
  • Mills, Evan and Arne Jacobson (2008). "The Need for Independent Quality and Performance Testing of Emerging Off-grid White-LED Illumination Systems for Developing Countries," Journal of Light and Engineering, 16(2), pp. 5-24.
  • Jacobson, Arne (2007). "Connective Power: Solar Electrification and Social Change in Kenya," World Development, 35(1), pp. 144-162.
  • Jacobson, Arne and Daniel M. Kammen (2007). "Engineering, Institutions, and the Public Interest: Evaluating Product Quality in the Kenyan Solar Photovoltaics Industry," Energy Policy, 35(5), pp. 2960-2968.
Recent papers presented by faculty at state, regional and national meetings energy resources
  • Chapman, Greg, Richard Engel, Jim Zoellick, and Peter Lehman (2008). "Humboldt State University Hydrogen Fueling Station: Report of Real Costs and Issues for Station Construction," National Hydrogen Association Annual Meeting.
  • Nagle, Barbara, Jim Zoellick, and Peter Lehman (2008). "Hydrogen Technology and Energy Curriculum (HyTEC) for High School Science," National Hydrogen Association Annual Meeting.
  • Mills, Evan and Arne Jacobson (2007). "The Need for Independent Quality and Performance Testing of Emerging Off-grid White-LED Illumination Systems for Developing Countries," Lumina Project Technical Report #1, <http://light.lbl.gov/pubs/tr/Lumina-TR1.pdf>
  • Mills, Evan and Arne Jacobson (2007) "The Off-Grid Lighting Market in Western Kenya: LED Alternatives and Consumer Preferences in a Millennium Development Village," Lumina Project Technical Report #2, <http://light.lbl.gov/pubs/tr/Lumina-TR2.pdf>
  • Jacobson, Arne and Rebecca Ghanadan (2007). "Who Will Benefit from the High Tech Revolution in Africa? Attention Access & Household Dynamics in the Case of Solar in Kenya," presented at the Association of American Geographers (AAG) 2007 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 17-21.
  • Jacobson, Arne (2006). "Product Quality in Solar PV Markets: Results for Amorphous Silicon Solar Module Performance from African and North American Markets," Conference Proceedings, American Solar Energy Society (ASES), Denver, CO, July 8-13.
Recent grants in energy resources
  • Lehman, Peter. Yurok Wind/Hydro Feasibility Study, Department of Energy via Yurok Tribe.
  • Lehman, Peter. HyTEC, Phase 2 (Hydrogen Technology and Energy Curriculum), Department of Energy through Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley.
  • Lehman, Peter. UNPEPP 2008 (University-National Parks Eneregy Partnership Program), Departments of Energy and Interior through University of Rochester.
  • Lehman, Peter. AC Transit, Hydrogen Technology Consulting and Outreach.
  • Arne Jacobson. Off-Grid Lighting Project: Funded by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
  • Arne Jacobson. Consulting to the Lighting Africa Project: Funded by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank.
  • Arne Jacobson. Biomass Gasification Project: Funded by UC Berkeley.
  • Arne Jacobson. Catching the Wind: Low-Cost Method for Wind Power Site Assessment: Funding by the US EPA's P3 (People, Prosperity, and the Planet) Program.
  • Jacobson, Arne. Lumina Project with Evan Mills of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Chamberlin, Charles. Auburn Fuel Cell Test Station, Auburn University
  • Chamberlin, Charles, Lehman, Peter. Park Intern Project 2006, Redwood National Park
  • Chamberlin, Charles. Fuel Cell Advanced Materials Research and Development Project, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Chamberlin, Charles. Yurok First Steps (energy planning work with Yurok Tribe), Yurok Tribe
  • Chamberlin, Charles. Solar Project for United Indian Health Services, United Indian Health Service
  • Lehman, Peter. HyTEC (Hydrogen Technology and Energy Curriculum), Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley
  • Lehman, Peter and Chamberlin, Charles. Demonstration of Hydrogen Fueling Station, California Department of Transportation, Chevron Technology Ventures, North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District
Recent peer reviewed papers in air quality:
  • Poppendieck, D.G., Hubbard, H.F., Weschler, C.J., Corsi, R.L. (2007). "Formation and emissions of carbonyls during and following gas-phase ozonation of indoor materials," Atmospheric Environment, 41(35), p.7614-7626.
  • Poppendieck, D.; Hubbard, H.; Ward, M.; Weschler, C.J.; Corsi, R.L. (2007). "Ozone Reactions with Indoor Materials during Building Disinfection," Atmospheric Environment, 41(15), 3166-3176.
  • Corsi, R.L.; Walker, M.; Liljestrand, H.M.; Hubbard, H.; Poppendieck, D.(2007). "Methyl Bromide as a Building Disinfectant: Interaction with Indoor Materials and Resulting Byproduct Formation," J. Air & Waste Manage. Assoc., 57(5),  576-585.
Recent air quality papers presented by faculty at state, regional and national meetings
  • Corsi, Richard, Heidi Hubbard and Dustin Poppendieck (2008). "Hydrogen peroxide vapor as a building disinfectant: Removal to indoor materials and formation of building disinfection by-products,'" Indoor Air . Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Poppendieck, D. Woertz, J (2006). "Results from Serial Evaluations of Mold-infested Homes in New Orleans after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita." 2006 National Environmental Public Health Conference, Atlanta Georgia.
Recent grants in air quality
  • Poppendieck, D. Investigations of mold damage in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, NSF
Recent Engineering Education papers presented by faculty at state, regional and national meetings
  • Eschenbach, E A, Conklin, M H (2008). "WATERS– Integrating Science and Education Through the Development of an Education & Outreach Program that Engages Scientists, Students and Citizens Eos Trans," AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H13A-0956, December 10-14, San Francisco, CA.
  • Eschenbach, E A, Conklin, M H (2007). "WATERS– Integrating Science and Education Through the Development of an Education & Outreach Program that Engages Scientists, Students and Citizens Eos Trans," AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H13A-0956, Poster, December 10-14, San Francisco, CA.
  • Ammoussou, G.A., and Cashman, E. (2006). "The Science of Design: A Multidisciplinary Research Experience for Undergraduates at Humboldt State University," Proceedings of the 36th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October, San Diego, CA, IEEE Catalog number: 06CH37781C ISBN: 1-4244-0257-3.
  • Waller, A., Reilly D., Cashman, E., Eschenbach, E., and Lord S. (2006). "Classroom Border Crossings: Incorporating Feminist and Liberative Pedagogies into your CSET Classroom," Workshop presented at the 35th ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference, October, Indianapolis, IN, IEEE Catalog number: 05CH37667C ISBN: 0-7803-9078-4.
  • Eschenbach, E. A., Johnson, J., Brus, C., Carlson, P.A., Giammar, D., Grauer, B., Hotaling, L., Oguntimein, G., Safferman, S., Seiler, E., and Wentling, T. (2006). "Eliciting input for Transforming CSET Education via the NSF Collaborative Large-Scale Engineering Analysis Network for Environmental Research (CLEANER)," Proceedings, FIE Annual Conference. Session S3J, October 28-31, San Diego, CA.
  • Eschenbach, E. A., Johnson, J., Brus, C., Carlson, P.A., Giammar, D., Grauer, B., Hotaling, L., Oguntimein, G., Safferman, S., Seiler, E., and Wentling, T. (2006). "WATERS Network: Increasing Vertical Collaboration within Hydrology Research and Education Communities," Proceeding, EOS Trans. AGU, 87(52), Fall Meeting, Supplement, H21F-1440, 11-15 December, San Francisco, CA.
  • Eschenbach, E. A., Montgomery, J. Johnson, J., Brus, C., Carlson, P.A., Giammar, D., Grauer, B., Hotaling, L., Oguntimein, G., Safferman, S., Seiler, E., and Wentling, T. (2007). "Waters Network's Potential to Transform Environmental Engineering Education Proceedings," ASEE Conference, 24-27 June, Honolulu, HI.
  • Virnoche, M. A. Eschenbach, E. A., (2007). "Expanding Girls' Horizons In Math And Science: A Longitudinal Evaluation Of Eyh Conference Outcomes," Proceedings, ASEE Conference, 24-27 June, Honolulu, HI.
Recent grants in engineering education
  • Eschenbach, Elizabeth, Waters Network Science and Education Design Strategy, National Science Foundation.
  • Cashman, Eileen. CO-PI. SoD-TEAM: Teaching Creativity and Conceptual Representation, a Design Toolkit.
  • Eschenbach E.A., Ammousou G-A, Evans T., Bolman J. and Virnoche M. (2006) Scientific Leadership Scholars Program.

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