Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering

The Johns Hopkins University

M. Gordon Wolman Seminar Series

Fall 2013


The seminar always starts at 3.00 pm in Ames Hall Room 234 unless noted otherwise.  For disability information, contact Ms. Denise Nowlin (


September 3

            Prof. Ed Bouwer

            Department Orientation


September 10




September 17




September 24

Prof. Lee Blaney, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics in Maryland Wastewater and Surface Water: Concerns and Treatment Options

Host: Kai Loon Chen


October 1




October 8

Prof. April Gu, Northeastern University

Toxicomics-Enabled Technology Platform for Water Toxicity Assessment and Monitoring

Host: Ed Bouwer


October 15 (Day after Fall Break Day)

No seminar


October 22

Prof. Yongsheng Chen, Georgia Institute of Technology

Towards a Comprehensive Understanding of Environmental Implication of Nanotechnology

Host: Kai Loon Chen


October 28 (Monday)

            Special Lecture (Mudd Hall 26)

Prof. Mark van Loosdrecht, Delft University of Technology

AEESP Distinguished Lecture

Anammox and Wastewater Treatment


October 29

No seminar


November 5

Prof. Richard de Neufville, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Flexibility in Engineering Design: Achieving Substantial Increases in Expected Value

Host: Ben Hobbs


November 12

Prof. Gretchen Miller, Texas A&M University

Science to Inform the Sustainable Management of Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems

Host: Seth Guikema


November 19

The Charles and Mary O’Melia Lecture in Environmental Science

Prof. Philip Singer, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Disinfection Byproducts in Drinking Water: Past, Present, and Future


November 26

Edward Hecker, US Army Corps of Engineers

Life-Cycle Approach to Flood Risk Management in the United States

Host: Seth Guikema


December 3

Prof. Robert Hurt, Brown University

Skating on Atomically Thin Ice – The Environmental and Biological Interactions of Low-Dimensional Carbon Materials

Host: Kai Loon Chen