Erica R. McKenzie, Ph.D.

Environmental chemistry, Environmental engineering, Point-of-use drinking water treatment

Erica McKenzie is environmental engineer who has spent most of her energies in two areas: pollutant fate and transport in the environment, and point-of-use drinking water treatment.  Her pollutant fate and transport work has included both organic and inorganic contaminants, and has covered natural and engineered systems.  She is excited to investigate pollutant interaction with environmental constituents so that chemicals can be effectively used, treatment solutions can be efficiently deployed, and negative environmental impacts can be successfully avoided. Dr. McKenzie’s work on point-of-use drinking water treatment technologies and strategies has been pursued with in-home assessments in Uganda and Kenya, as well as product development and verification with an industry collaborator.

Dr. McKenzie holds a M.S. and Ph.D. in environmental engineering, both from UC Davis, and she is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Colorado School of Mines. She speaks English (native) and German (working).