University of California, Riverside

Environmental Particle Fate and Transport Lab

About the Professor

Sharon L. Walker

Interim Dean, Bourns College of Engineering

Fellow, Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP)

John Babbage Chair in Environmental Engineering

Professor, Department of Chemical And Environmental Engineering (

Associated Faculty Member, Department of Bioengineering (

Member of the Center for Plant Cell Biology, UCR Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) (

Curriculum Vitae

Bourns A237
Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: 951-827-6094
Fax: 951-827-5696

Brief Biography:

Sharon Walker is a professor of chemical and environmental engineering at UC Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering. Her research focuses on water quality, particularly the fate and transport of bacteria and nanoparticles in water. Walker, who received her Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Yale University, is a faculty advisor to the UC Riverside Alpha Beta chapter of Tau Beta Pi and campus chapter of Society of Women Engineers. She is an elected member of the Board of Directors for the Association for Environmental and Engineering Science Professors (AEESP) and the American Chemical Society’s Colloids and Surface Science Division Symposium Committee. She was a Fulbright Scholar at Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel during 2009-2010. She is the principal investigator on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant that aims to motivate community college students to transfer to a four-year university to study science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). She is also the co-principal investigator on an NSF Advance grant focused on professional development for women faculty in STEM fields and a NSF grant (IGERT) grant aimed at training an interdisciplinary team of PhD students to be future water leaders.

For an up to date look at Dr. Walker's publications please see her Google Scholar Website

Courses Taught

ENVE 142 – Water Quality Engineering

ENVE 171 – Introduction to Environmental Engineering

CEE 158 - Professional Development for Chemical and Environmental Engineers

CEE 225 – Physical and Chemical Separation Processes

CEE 264 – Special Topics in Microbial Fate and Transport in Aquatic Environments

ENVE 135- Fate & Transport of Environmental Contaminants

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

College Information

Bourns College of Engineering
Walker Research Group

Tel: (951) 827-6094
Fax: (951) 827-5696