Dr. VanBriesen is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.
She recently served on the National Research Council study on water quality in southwestern Pennsylvania and was named director of an urban water quality center launched at Carnegie Mellon in 2005.
Dr. VanBriesen serves on the board of the Ohio River Basin Consortium for Research and Education. Her research interests include biogeochemistry of recalcitrant organics (including chelates and PCBs), thermodynamic analysis of biological systems, and detection and quantification of pathogenic organisms in drinking water systems. Dr. VanBriesen earned her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from Northwestern University.
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