Erica McKenzie, PhD - Temple University

Erica McKenzie completed her degrees in Environmental Engineering and is now an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Temple University in Philadelphia PA. Erica was originally attracted to environmental engineering to better understand human impacted natural environments.  In the course of her studies, she earned degrees at University of California at Davis and Colorado State University, she completed NSF summer Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) experiences at University of Notre Dame and the Center for Biofilm Engineering at Montana State University, and she conducted research as a postdoctoral scholar at Colorado School of Mines and the Western Cooling Efficiency Center at UC Davis.  Dr. McKenzie joined the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Temple University in January 2015. Her research group focuses on understanding the processes and factors that influence chemical contaminant fate and transport in natural and engineered systems. Dr. McKenzie has been involved with regional and national SETAC meetings since 2007 and is intending to increase Temple student and faculty involvement in HDC SETAC.