Faculty Office Hour: Vinka Oyanedel-Craver

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Thirsty Planet: Engineering Safe Drinking Water

This semester the Faculty Office Hour series is devoted to a single topic: potable drinking water. At URI, two initiatives, Water for the World and Water: E2S2 (Water: Engineering, Economics, Science and Society), are dedicated to its study, calling access to safe drinking water the defining issue of this century.

Join us to hear from Vinka Oyanedel-Craver, Ph.D., professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate dean of research. Professor Oyanedel-Craver conducts research focused on the use of nanotechnology in environmental engineering applications as well as water treatment technologies for developing communities. Through her research, she and her students help communities in remote areas of the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, South Africa, and Jordan access clean water through solutions such as inexpensive ceramic water filters and portable solar water treatment systems. 

Event Type

Lectures / Presentations


Environment / Sustainability, Science / Technology


Alumni, Faculty & Staff, General Public, Students, Parents & Caregivers


Alumni Engagement





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