Environmental Particle Fate and Transport Lab


Sharon L. Walker

Interim Dean, Bourns College of Engineering

Fellow, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)

John Babbage Chair in Environmental Engineering

Professor, Department of Chemical And Environmental Engineering (

Associated Faculty Member, Department of Bioengineering (

Member of the Center for Plant Cell Biology, UCR Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) (

Curriculum Vitae

Bourns A237
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: 951-827-6094
Fax: 951-827-5696

The UCR Environmental Particle Fate and Transport Laboratory are investigating the factors controlling bacterial and nanoparticle fate and transport as it pertains to water quality. Specifically, the fundamental mechanisms involved in aggregation, deposition, and adhesion occurring at the molecular scale between environmental particles and surfaces are being explored. The fate of these biotic and abiotic particles to surfaces in groundwater and marine environments are actively being studied. These mechanisms also apply to particles interacting with other surfaces including membranes, filter media, and biomedical materials.