University of California
Catherine P. Koshland, PhD

Catherine P. Koshland, PhD

Professor
Vice Provost, Academic Planning & Facilities
School of Public Health
Division of Environmental Health Sciences
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360
ckosh@berkeley.edu
510-642-8769 Fax: 510-642-5815 or 650-323-6689
http://ehs.sph.berkeley.edu/people/koshland.htm
 
Creative Achievements
• Identified (with my research group) key conditions in combustion processes that increase the production of trace toxic pollutant emissions. Demonstrated that under some conditions, by-products more toxic than the parent species are formed. Identified conditions and strategies to reduce the emissions of toxic substances from combustion processes. Developed advanced laser and other diagnostic systems to enhance ability to study combustion and air pollution chemistry and to provide the basis for continuous emissions monitoring from incinerators and other combustion systems. This work is directed at reducing emissions of air toxics from combustion systems such as hazardous waste incineration or automotive emissions.
• Initiated work in industrial ecology and green design to improve life cycle assessment and the use of environmental health metrics in design of products and processes.
 
Current Research Interests
• Combustion of toxic substances and combustion-generated pollution: chemistry and control
• Development of in situ diagnostics for detection of trace toxic species in high temperature and ambient air
• Industrial ecology and green design and manufacturing
• Energy and air pollution
 
Key Publications
• Clack HL, Koshland CP, Lucas D, Sawyer RF. 2000. On the vaporization and thermal oxidation of chlorinated hydrocarbon/alcohol sprays. Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 28:2683-89.
• Franklin PM, Koshland CP, Lucas D, Sawyer RF. 2000. Clearing the air: using scientific information to regulate reformulated fuels. Environ Sci Techno 34:3857-63.
• Thomson M, Koshland CP, Lucas D. 1997. A health based decision making tool for waste destruction. Environmental Engineering Science 14:163-74.
• Koshland CP. 1996. Impacts and control of air toxics. Twenty-sixth Symposium (International) on Combustion. The Combustion Institute.
 
Teaching
• Energy and Society (UCB)
• Interdisciplinary Energy Analysis (UCB)
 
Honors
• Wood-Calvert Chair in Engineering, UCB
 
Public and University Service
• Vice-Chair, Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate Jan 2001-June 2002
• Vice-Chair, Board of Managers, Haverford College
• Secretary and Director, Board of Directors, The Combustion Institute
• Member, Research Screening Committee, California Air Resources Board