Watch Alvarez-Cohen's Distinguished Lecture [video]

Featured Faculty: Lisa Alvarez-Cohen

Excited about microbes?

You will be after you watch Professor Lisa Alvarez-Cohen lecture on "Environmental Microbial Communities."

Lisa Alvarez-Cohen was the honored speaker of CEE's Spring Distinguished Lecture. Her lecture was titled, "Environmental Microbial Communities—the ultimate practitioners of the 'sharing economy'."





Lisa Alvarez‐Cohen is the Fred and Claire Sauer Professor of Environmental Engineering, and past Chair of Berkeley's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Her research areas include environmental microbiology and ecology, biotransformation and fate of environmental contaminants, and developing molecular and isotopic techniques for studying microbial ecology of environmental microbial communities. She teaches courses in environmental microbiology, environmental engineering, and biological process engineering, and has co‐authored an undergraduate textbook called Environmental Engineering Science.

She received her Bachelors Degree in Engineering and Applied Science from Harvard University and her MS and PhD in Environmental Engineering and Science from Stanford University.


Alvarez-Cohen is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and a member of the National Academy of Engineering. She serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Environmental Science and Technology and is an Associate Editor of Environmental Engineering Science.

Published 04/22/2015