Catherine P. Koshland is 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).
Beginning in April 2004, she is the Vice-Provost for Academic Planning and Facilities.
She is a director and Secretary of the Combustion Institute, and serves on the editorial board of Combustion, Science and Technology.
In 1999, she joined a distinguished group when she presented the Nineteenth Annual Steven Manly Memorial Lecturer at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
At Berkeley, during 2002-2003, she was the Chair of the Academic Senate; she served as Vice-Chair from January 2001-July 2002.
She has been a member of the Integrated Human Exposure Committee of the EPA's Science Advisory Board since 2001.
Professor Koshland graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from Haverford College, studied painting at the New York School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture, and received her MS in 1978 and her PhD in 1985 in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University.
She joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1984. She teaches engineering, energy and environmental health, emphasizing mechanistic approaches as well as a systems perspective.
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.
Prof. Koshland served on the California Air Resources Board Research Screening Committee from 1998-2002.
Prof. Koshland has served as Associate Director of the UC Berkeley Superfund Basic Research Program, and serves as Director of the Health Effects of Modern Technologies, the Berkeley component of the UC Toxic Substances Research and Teaching Program.
She has served on numerous committees at Berkeley, including the Berkeley Campus Strategic Planning Committee from 2000-2002. A member of the Haverford College Board of Managers since 1994, she has served as its Vice Chair since 1999.
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