Joe (Joe) Charbonnet


Assistant Professor


Town 416A




  • PhD, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2018
  • MS, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 2013
  • BS, Environmental Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012

Research Interests

  • Emerging organic contaminants including PFAS, flame retardants, and biocides
  • Remediation of nutrients and toxic metals
  • Water and stormwater reuse
  • Novel materials for water treatment


Teixido, M., Charbonnet, J. A., LeFevre, G.H., Luthy, R. & Sedlak, D.L. Use of pilot-scale geomedia-amended biofiltration system for removal of polar trace organic and inorganic contaminants from stormwater runoff. Water Research 226, 119246 (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2022.119246

Charbonnet, J. A., McDonough, C. A., Xiao, F., Schwichtenberg, T.+, Cao, D., Kaserzon, S., Thomas, K. V., Dewapriya, P., Place, B. J., Schymanski, E. L., Field, J. A., Helbling, D. E. & Higgins, C. P. Communicating Confidence of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance Identification via High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. Environ. Sci. and Technol. Lett. (2022). DOI: 10.1021/acs.estlett.2c00206

Charbonnet, J.A.*, Rodowa, A.E.*, Joseph, N.T., Guelfo, J.L., Field, J., Higgins, C., Helbling, D.E. & Houtz, E.F. Environmental Source Tracking of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances within a Forensic Context: Current and Future Techniques. Environ. Sci. and Technol. 55, 7237-7245 (2021). DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c08506

Charbonnet, J. A., Duan Y., Van Genuchten, C. & Sedlak, D. L. Regenerated manganese-oxide coated sands: The role of mineral phase in organic contaminant reactivity. Environ. Sci. and Technol. 55, 5282-5290 (2021). DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.0c05745

Charbonnet, J.A., Weber, R. & Blum, A. Flammability Standards for Furniture, Building Insulation and Electronics: Benefit and Risk. Emerg. Contam. 6, 432-441 (2020). DOI: 10.1016/j.emcon.2020.05.002

Charbonnet, J. A., Duan Y. & Sedlak, D. L. The use of manganese oxide-coated sand for the removal of trace metal ions from stormwater. Environ. Sci.: Water Res. & Tech. (2019) DOI:  10.1039/C9EW00781D

Charbonnet, J. A., Duan Y., Van Genuchten, C. & Sedlak, D. L. Chemical regeneration of manganese oxide coated sand for oxidation of organic stormwater contaminants. Environ. Sci. and Technol. 53, 10728-10736 (2018). DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b03304

Grebel, J. E.*, Charbonnet, J. A.* & Sedlak, D. L. Oxidation of organic contaminants by manganese oxide geomedia for passive urban stormwater treatment systems. Water Res. 88, 481–491 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2015.10.019

*Equal contributions