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Principle Investigator

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Northeast Utilities Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering Education
Associated Faculty, Environmental Engineering
University of Connecticut
 
B.S. Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology (2004)
B.S. Chemistry, Illinois Institute of Technology (2004)
Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (2009)
Postdoctoral Associate, Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota (2009-2012)
Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Hosted by U.S. EPA, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2012-2013)

Kristina’s Biography and CV 

 

Doctoral Students

fatema_headshotFatema Parvez

Graduate Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Connecticut

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (2011)

Fatema Parvez received her B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh in 2011. After graduation, she worked for Renata Limited, a pharmaceutical company, as an assistant manager for one and half years. In Fall 2013, she joined the CACE lab where she is developing novel approaches for modeling air pollution across both regional and local scales. Besides her academic activities, she enjoys watching movies, visiting new places, and cooking. (Anticipated defense date: April 2018)

Carmen Lamancusa

Graduate Student, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Connecticut

B.S. Chemical Engineering, Bucknell University (2012)

Carmen Lamancusa received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University in the spring of 2012. He attended the graduate program at Drexel University before transferring to the University of Connecticut to work with Dr. Wagstrom starting in the fall of 2013. He is developing a module within the GEOS-Chem global atmospheric chemistry model that will allow for tagged pollutants to be easily tracked in global scale simulations. Outside of academia, he acts as a manager for a live-action roleplaying group that he and his friends started six years ago. (Anticipated defense date: April 2018)

 

Masters Students

There are currently openings for MS students in the CACE group. Please contact Dr. Wagstrom if you are interested in joining the group.

 

Undergraduate Students

Designing and calibrating a low cost gaseous air pollutant monitors: Rachel Cristiano (2017), Summer Kochersperger (2017), Carmi Mandelkern (2018), Kyle Terracciano* (2018)

Developing an air monitoring drone: Carlos Flores (2018), Alex Keane (2018), Luke Kinard (2019), Anthony Mafale (2017)

Comparing air pollution exposure to runners in different cities: Samantha Ramsay* (2017)

Estimating pollutant deposition to different North American biomes: Nicolas Norberg (2018), Sarah Rumsey (EEB 2019)

Developing an air pollution workshop for middle and high school teachers: Erick Bailey (2018), Soha Nadeem (2019), Dana Parmalee (2018)

Estimating pollutant deposition to different North American watersheds: Andrea Naranjo-Soledad (2019)

Low-cost particulate matter monitoring: Colby Buehler* (2018)

*denotes students working on Honors Thesis projects

There are currently openings for undergraduate researchers in the CACE group. Please contact Dr. Wagstrom if you are interested in joining the group. Available projects can be viewed here.

 

Alumni

Xuanwen (Kerry) Chen, M.S. 2016 Quantifying Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition to U.S. Waterways

Undergraduate Alumni: Naomi Adler (2015), Evan Dall (2016), Steven Frick (2016), Jessica Guerrera (2016), Arie Havasov (2015), Adam Medina (2016), Maria Alejandra Sanchez (2016), Marc-Alexander Schwarze (2016), Joshua Woodruff (2016)