Edward Kolodziej

Edward Kolodziej

Associate Professor
Environmental Engineering

Office: More 306
Phone: (253) 692-5659

PhD, University of California at Berkeley, 2004
MS, University of California at Berkeley, 1999
BS, Johns Hopkins University, 1998

Ed Kolodziej began his academic studies with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University (1998), after which he focused on environmental issues and went to the University of California at Berkeley where he received his M.S. (1999) and Ph.D (2004) in Environmental Engineering. He came to CEE in 2014 as part of the UW Freshwater Science Initiative after seven years as faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno, also in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He also holds a joint appointment with Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Tacoma, and is affiliated with local and regional water quality efforts through The Center for Urban Waters (http://www.urbanwaters.org/)

Ed’s interests include water quality and contaminant fate in natural and engineered systems, especially focusing on interdisciplinary approaches to complex environmental issues affecting water and ecosystem health. His research group works to characterize and control non-point source pollution, understand attenuation mechanisms in natural systems, and optimize engineered systems for trace contaminant removal. His research has recently been published in Science, and featured in news media such as Nature, Scientific American, U.S. News and World Report, Yahoo Health News, BBC Radio’s “Inside Science”, and the Huffington Post among others.

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Research Interests

  • Fate and transport of organic contaminants
  • Non-point source pollution
  • Endocrine disruption and chemical ecology
  • Optimization of engineered treatment systems for pollutant control