The Team

David Sanchez, Ph. D.
Principal Investigator

Ph.D. Civil & Environmental Engineering
B.S. Civil Engineering
Assistant Professor Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Assistant Director, Mascaro Center for Sustainable Innovation
Chair Sustainability Faculty Fellows program
Program Director Master’s Sustainable Engineering 
University Director- Undergraduate Certificate Sustainability
ASEE – NCS Director
First-Year Engineering Faculty
Design Faculty – Swanson School Innovation/Entrepreneurship

 

Katie Beaudoin

B.S. Environmental Engineering
Minors: Chemistry
Current Projects: Distributed Water Sensors

Claire Chouinard

B.S. Chemical Engineering
Minors: Chemistry
Current Projects: Bio-Electrical Systems

Courtney Emerson

B.S. Environmental Engineer
Current Projects: Bio-Electrical Systems

Kevin Glunt

M.S. Mechanical Engineering
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Current Projects: Water CEEnsors

Zachary W Miller

B.S. Mechanical Engineer
Project: In-situ Photo-Catalytic Degradation of Off-Flavor Molecules in Aquaculture Systems

David Rounce Ph.D.

Ph.D. Water Resources Engineering
University of Texas A&M
Project: Glacial Modeling

Mason Unger

B.S. Environmental Engineering
Project: Aquaculture Water Chemistry

Joe Zappitelli

B.S. Environmental Engineering
Project: Identifying National and Regional Opportunities for Urban Farming (Aquaculture/Hydroponics) operations.

Alumni

Cameron Beichner

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
Project: Agriculture in the Urban Environment
Current: Chief of Staff, Four Growers

Madelyn Buntin

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Project: In-situ Photo-Catalytic Degradation of Off-Flavor Molecules in Aquaculture Systems
Current:Workface Planner, Bechtel

Daniel Chi

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
Minors: 
Project: Agriculture in the Urban Environment
Current: CTO, Four Growers

Brandon Contino

B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
Minors: Economics
Project: –
Current: CEO, Four Growers

Christian Ference

M.S. Environmental Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Projects: Agricultural Technology and Its Environmental Impact; Photo-Catalytic Degradation of Off-Flavor Molecules in Aquaculture Systems

Julie Fornaciari

B.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, 2017
Project: Microbial Fuel Cells
Current: Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

Adrian Garcia

B.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering
Project: Evaluation of Watersheds
Current: Research Engineer, MIT

Michael Green

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Project: Mapping Sustainable Engineering Phenomena to NGSS
Current: Ph.D. Student Arizona State University

Emily Klonicki

B.S. Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, 2018
Minors: Environmental Engineering, Chemistry
Project: Microbial Fuel Cells
Current: Planetary Protection Engineer, Jet Propulsions Laboratory, NASA

John Walker

M.S. Education, University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. Civil Engineering
Project: Engineering Education
Current: LA DOE