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Lesley Joseph, PhD, PE

PhD, Civil Engineering

Jan. 2018 - May 2021

University of South Carolina at Columbia​

  • Dissertation Title: Removal of heavy metals using novel materials - Advisor: Dr. Yeomin Yoon

  • GEM Fellowship Recipient (Declined Award)

  • Water Environment Association of SC Endowed Fellowship Recipient (2018 and 2020)

M.S.E., Environmental Engineering

Aug. 2012 - Dec. 2013

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD​

  • Recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship

  • Recipient of the Johns Hopkins University M. Gordon Wolman Fellowship

M.S., Civil Engineering

Aug. 2011 - May 2012

University of South Carolina at Columbia

  • Thesis: Removal of endocrine disrupting compounds and natural organic matter by physicochemical processes: Coagulation and adsorption – Advisor: Dr. Yeomin Yoon

B.S., Civil Engineering

Aug. 2007 - May 2011

University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

  • Minor in Environmental Studies

  • South Carolina Society of Professional Engineers Outstanding Student Award

  • Outstanding Senior in Department of Civil/Environmental Engineering at UofSC

  • Bruce C. Coull Outstanding Student in Environmental Studies

 

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Professor

Aug. 2020 - Present

University of South Carolina at Columbia​

•    Developed and currently teaching ECIV 307: Professional Development for Civil Engineers
•    Mentor and advise undergraduate students on their courses and post-graduation plans

Adjunct Professor

Aug. 2021 - Dec. 2021

Central State University, Wilberforce, OH

•    Taught WRM 2200: Introduction to Water Resources Management in an exclusive online format
•    Mentor and advise undergraduate students on their courses and post-graduation plans

 

Publications

Joseph, L., Saha, M., Kim, S., Park, C., Flora, J., Yoon, Y., 2021. Removal of heavy metals from water using fabricated MIL-100(Fe) and MIL-101(Cr): Experimental and molecular modeling study. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering: 106663.

Joseph, L., Jun, B., Flora, J., Park, C., Yoon, Y., 2019. Removal of heavy metals from water sources in the developing world with low-cost materials: A review. Chemosphere 229: 142-159.


Joseph, L., Jun, B., Jang, M, Park, C., Senmache, J., Hernández-Maldonado, A., Heyden, A., Yu, M., Yoon, Y., 2019. Removal of contaminants of emerging concern by metal-organic framework nanoadsorbents: A review, Chemical Engineering Journal 369: 928-946.


Joseph, L., Flora, J., Boateng, L., Park, Y., and Yoon, Y., 2013. Removal of bisphenol A and 17α ethinyl estradiol by combined coagulation and adsorption using carbon nanomaterials and powdered activated carbon, Separation and Purification Technology 107: 37-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2013.01.012


Joseph, L., Flora, J., Park, Y., Badawy, M., Saleh, H., and Yoon, Y., 2012. Removal of natural organic matter from potential drinking water sources by combined coagulation and adsorption using carbon nanomaterials, Separation and Purification Technology 95: 64-72. DOI: 10.1016/j.seppur.2012.04.033


Joseph, L., Heo, J., Park, Y., Flora, J., Yoon, Y., 2011. Adsorption of bisphenol A and 17α-ethinyl estradiol on single walled carbon nanotubes from seawater and brackish water. Desalination 281: 68-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.desal.2011.07.044


Joseph, L., Zaib, Q., Berge, N., Park, Y., Khan, I., Saleh, N., Yoon, Y., 2011. Removal of bisphenol A and 17α-ethinyl estradiol from landfill leachate using single walled carbon nanotubes. Water Research 43: 4056- 4068. DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2011.05.015


Heo, J., Joseph, L., Park, Y., Her, N., Sohn, J., Yoon, Y., 2011. Removal of micropollutants and NOM in carbon nanotube-UF membrane system from seawater. Water, Science and Technology 63: 2737-2744.


Wilson, S., Joseph, L., Richard, R., Williams, E., 2010. Climate change, environmental justice, and vulnerability: An exploratory spatial analysis. Environmental Justice 3: 13-19.


Pierce, C., Jenkins, J., Joseph, L., 2009. Ground Damage Assessment from Tornado-Borne Projectiles. Proceedings of the Fifth Congress on Forensic Engineering: Pathology of the Built Environment, Washington, D.C., November 11–14, 2009.