New Additions to SFEI’s Clean Water Program Team
SFEI is excited to announce the addition of Rusty Holleman and Phil Bresnahan to our staff. They will be working within the Clean Water Program and focusing on Bay nutrient investigations.
Rusty is a hydrodynamic modeler who did his PhD work at UC Berkeley – modeling San Francisco Bay! – and recently completed a postdoc at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Although Rusty’s roots are in hydrodynamics, he’s becoming ambidextrous – he’ll continue to move water around with his right hand, while making things transform, grow, produce/deplete oxygen, and excrete toxins with his left.
Phil recently finished his PhD work at Scripps/UCSD, designing and using pH and CO2 sensors for ocean measurements (motivated by ocean acidification), including attaching them to the bottom of stand-up paddle boards – that’s how they roll in San Diego. While at Scripps, Phil also worked on the development and application of one of the XPRIZE-winning ocean pH sensors (Team DuraFET).