Environmental Science and Engineering students work in an internship conducted at an outside institution such as a government agency, national laboratory, non-profit organization, or private company.
The internship provides practical experience in environmental analysis and management, as well as the opportunity to conduct a dissertation research project under the supervision of a UCLA doctoral committee.
The dissertation must be scholarly and original work applied towards solving a significant environmental problem. As with Problems Courses, dissertations typically address policy as well as technical dimensions of a particular problem. The dissertation should be completed in 18-36 months.
Adrienne Katner. 2011. "Assessment of Louisiana's Fish Tissue Mercury Levels, Sportfish Consumption, Methylmercury Intake and Potential Risk: Implications for Monitoring, Advisory Development and Outreach." Irwin Suffet, Chair, Host Institution: Louisiana Office of Public Health.
Calvin Lee Kwan. 2011. "Progressing Deployment of Solar Photovoltaic Installations in the United States". Matthew Kahn, Chair. Host Institution: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Marc-Andre Philibert. 2011. "Characterization of Dissolved Organic Matter (DOM) to Help Optimize Water Treatment". Irwin Suffet, Chair. Host Institution: Suez Environmental.
Alex Revchuk. 2011. "Wildfire-Induced Physicochemical Changes in Dissolved Natural Organic Matter: Watershed Dynamics and Water Treatment." Irwin Suffet, Chair. Host Institution: Water Quality and Treatment Solutions, Inc.
Keith Thomsen. 2010. “Identification and Evaluation of Influences and Motivations Related to Participation in the Los Angeles County Yard Waste Management Program”. Irwin Suffet, Chair. Host Institution: BioContractors, Inc.
Melissa Evanson. 2009. "Chinook Salmon Population Dynamics and Life History Strategies in the Squamish River Watershed, BC, Canada." Richard Ambrose, Chair. Host Institution: Golder Associates, Ltd.
Felicia Federico. 2009. "Managing Hydromodification Impacts Due to Urbanization Through the Regulation of New Development and Re-development in California." Richard Ambrose and Terri Hogue, Co-Chairs. Host Institution: GeoSyntec Consultants.
Frederick Gerringer. 2009. "Relationships between Natural Organic Matter Characteristics, Reverse Osmosis Pretreatment and Membrane Performance." Irwin Suffet, Chair. Host Institution: Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
Kathleen Kozawa. 2009. "Investigation of Pollution Concentrations and Pollution Concentration Gradients in Communities Adjacent to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach Using a Mobile Monitoring Platform." Arthur Winter, Chair. Host Institution: Air Resources Board.
F. Dane Westerdahl. 2009. "Ultrafine Particles and Associated Pollutants on Roadways and in Community Air of Los Angeles California, Beijing China, and the Los Angeles International Airport." William Hinds, Chair. Host Institution: Air Resources Board.
Matthew Buffleben. 2009. "Assessment of Soil Creep Sediment Generation for Total Maximum Daily Load Development in a Northern Coastal California Watershed." Richard Ambrose and Stanley Trimble, Co-Chairs. Host Institution: North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Cody Livingston. 2008. “Development and Application of a Validated Method for Measurements of Ammonia Emissions from In-Use Vehicles on a Chassis Dynamometer.” Arthur Winer, Chair. Host Institution: Air Resources Board.
Xueying Wu. 2008. "Nitrification Control in Chloraminated Drinking Water Distribution Systems Using Chlorite Ion." Irwin Suffet, Chair. Host Institution: Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.
Cara Augustenborg. 2007. “Nitrogen Recycling for the Sustainability of Irish Agriculture.” Irwin Suffet, Chair. Host Institution: Teagasc Environmental Research Centre, Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, Wexford, Ireland.
Sarah Rothenberg. 2007. “Mercury Cycling in a Coastal Estuary and Implications for Mercury Total Maximum Daily Loads.” Jennifer Jay and Richard Ambrose, Co-Chairs. Host Institution: Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Yong Jae Chung. 2006. “Cumulative Impacts to Riparian Wetlands in the Aliso Creek and San Juan Creek Watersheds.” Richard Ambrose, Chair. Host Institution: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Maria Echarte. 2006. "Fate and Transport of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in an Urban Runoff Diversion System." Irwin Suffet, Chair. Host Institution: Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Erik Larsen. 2006. “Regulation, Characterization, and Assessment of Riparian Habitat in Federal and State Jurisdiction, Orange County, CA.” Richard Ambrose, Chair. Host Institution: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Chad Lewis. 2006. "Trihalomethanes in Drinking Water and Fetal Development." Beate Ritz and Irwin Suffet, Co-Chairs. Host Institution: Massachusetts Department of Public Health Center for Environmental Health.
Heesu Park. 2006. “Statistical Evaluation of the Distribution and Behavior of Fuel Oxygenates in Groundwater: A Case Study of the Los Angeles Region.” Irwin Suffet, Chair. Host Institution: Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board.
Gang Qin. 2006. “Pilot Studies of Hexavalent Chromium Removal in the City of Glendale Groundwater Supply.” Irwin Suffet, Chair.
Fernando Rosario. 2006. "Characterization of Natural Organic Matter (NOM) in Water." Irwin Suffet, Chair. Host Institution: Southern Nevada Water District.
Matthew Vandersande. 2006. “Regulation of non-wetland riparian areas in the arid and semi-arid southwest: Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, bank stabilization, and a policy recommendation.” Linwood Pendleton and Richard Ambrose, Co-Chairs. Host Institution: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Namita Verma. 2006. “Emissions Reduction Benefits and Cost-effectiveness of Catalytic Converter Replacement for Light-duty Vehicles in the South Coast Air Basin.” Arthur Winer, Chair. Host Institution: Air Resources Board.
Kyonga Yoon. 2006. “Quantification of Metals, Nutrients, and Solids from Natural Catchments During Wet -and Dry-weather in Southern California.” Michael K. Stenstrom and Richard Ambrose, Co-Chairs. Host Institution: Southern California Coastal Water Research Project.
Published: Wednesday, June 27, 2012