Chris Olivares


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I am starting as Assistant Professor at the University of California-Irvine’s Civil & Environmental Engineering in April 2021.

As a researcher, I am passionate about the relationship of microbial processes and pollutants because biological processes can be powerful environmental health indicators. These microbe-pollutant relationships might be impacted by new mechanisms from more frequent wildfires and other extreme weather events.

As a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley Civil & Environmental Engineering, I study in‐situ chemical remediation of per‐ and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), as well as the impact of these substances to microbial bioremediation on co-contaminants. I have also researched on water quality impacts due to forest fires, and bioremediation and toxicity of munitions compounds.

I am a lifelong swimmer and enjoy oil painting.

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