Edward Kolodziej, Ph.D.

About Me...

Why Water Quality and Environmental Engineering?

Fundamentally, I am a person who is passionate about the outdoors and the amazing environment we live in. We can't live without it, it is worth our care and protection, and I see environmental engineering both as necessary step on an inevitable path to societal and ecological sustainablity and a way to mimimize the ecological footprint that our human activities have on our surrounding environment.

What I do for fun and because I like the stories..

Rock Climbing keeps me busy on my (rare) free time.

Some favorite climbs and adventures: The Nose, Yosemite; Serenity Crack/Sons of Yesterday, Yosemite; American Wet Dream, Tuolumne Meadows; OZ, Tuolumne Meadows; Lucky Streaks, Tuolumne Meadows; Ygdrasil, Incredible Hulk; Grand Wall, Stawamus Chief; Fine Jade, The Rectory; Lightning Bolt Cracks, North Six Shooter; Petit Grepon, RMNP; Pingora, Wind Rivers; Direct Exum, Grand Tetons; Picture Peak, Sierras; What's My Line, Cochise Stronghold; Absinthe of Mallet, Cochise Stronghold; Black Elk, Wind Rivers.

Fly Fishing on the Truckee during an evening hatch is hard to beat..

Favorite Rivers: Truckee (my home water these days, 2 minutes from my house) and the overused, but still great, Little Truckee; Yuba; McCloud; Smith; Deschutes; Upper Connecticut; Penobscot; and a variety of other special places that exact their toll in sweat and blood on the approach.

Surfing when I can get to the coast.

Favorite Surf Breaks: Ocean Beach; SF; Waddell Coast, Santa Cruz; Pleasure Point, Santa Cruz; Nexpa, Mexico; Cathedral Rock, AUS; Saltwater Creek, AUS; and the sand point break at Salina Cruz, Oaxaca.

Backcountry Skiing during the winter is one way to get to some beautiful places in Tahoe.

I like lots of runs on Tamarack Peak, Maggie's Peaks,

and the nice little run out behind my house.








2004 Ph.D. UC Berkeley Dissertation topic: The Occurrence and Environmental Fate of Steroid Hormones with Endocrine and Pheromonal Activity in Fish.
1999 M.S. UC Berkeley with honors in Environmental Engineering
1998 B.S. Johns Hopkins with general honors in Chemical Engineering

Curriculum Vitae