10 June 2004
Dr. Catherine P. Koshland is currently the Wood-Calvert Professor in Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor in Energy and Resources and in Public Health (Environmental Health Sciences). She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 1985. Professor Koshland's research is at the intersection of energy, air pollution and environmental (human) health. It is conducted at multiple scales, from mechanistic analyses of combustion products in flow reactors to control strategies in urban airsheds. Her combustion research has focused on pollutant formation particularly involving chlorinated hydrocarbons and particulates, and the development of advanced diagnostic tools for non-intrusive monitoring of combustion species including chlorinated hydrocarbons, metals and particles. She has worked in green manufacturing and industrial ecology, addressing the conception and assessment of environmental and health dimensions to improve energy and manufacturing technologies. Her work includes critical assessments of regulatory policy.
On June 10, 2004, Dr. Koshland came to NIEHS as part of the SBRP Distinguished Lecturer Seminar Series. After her seminar, Dr. Koshland was interviewed by the Program Analysis Branch of the Division of Extramural Research and Training. Following are the details of that interview.