Sharon Walker

Sharon Walker Ph.D.

Interim Dean, Bourns College of Engineering
John Babbage Chair in Environmental Engineering
Professor, Chemical & Environmental Engineering

Ph.D. Environmental Engineering, Yale University, 2004

Research Areas

Water Quality Systems Engineering

Contact Information

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering

Sharon Walker received her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Yale University in 2004. She earned her M.S. in Chemical and Environmental Engineering from Yale in 2000 and two Bachelor of Science degrees from the University of Southern California in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Studies in 1998. Dr. Walker is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), Association for Environmental Engineering and Science Professors (AEESP), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Association of Women in Science (AWIS), and Society of Women Engineers (SWE). She is also a member of Chi Epsilon, Tau Beta Pi, and Golden Key honor societies. She is currently a faculty advisor to the UC Riverside Alpha Beta chapter of Tau Beta Pi and the Society of Women Engineers UCR chapter. She was awarded the 2008 Woman of Distinction Award by the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council for her outreach efforts in Science Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education and the 2011 Chancellor's Award for mentoring undergraduates in research.   Other honors include her Fulbright Scholarship at Ben Gurion University in Israel (2009-2010) and an ELATE fellowship (2014-2015).  Most recently, Dr. Walker served as the Associate Dean of the Graduate Division at UCR (2014-2015). 

Awards

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement 2011

NSF Career Award 2010-2015

Fulbright Fellowship 2009-2010

John Babbage Chair in Environmental Engineering 2005-present

Woman of Distinction, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Award 2008

UC Regents Faculty Fellowship 2005, 2007

UC Faculty Senate Research Award 2005, 2008

Tau Beta Pi- National Engineering Honors Society - member

Chi Epsilon- Civil Engineering Honors Society – member

Regents' Faculty Fellowship/Faculty Development Award, 9/2005

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship 2001-2004

American Chemical Society Certificate of Merit, Environmental Chemistry Division 2003

American Chemical Society Graduate Student Award in Environmental Chemistry 2002

National Water Research Institute Graduate Fellowship 2000-2003