Kimberly Thien Huynh

Kimberly Thien Huynh
Summer 2018
Kimberly Thien Huynh
Edward E. Hildebrand Research Fellowship
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Kimberly Huynh is a PhD student in Civil/Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. Previously, she earned an MS in Mechanical Engineering and a BS in Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University through a combined degree program. She is deeply interested in studying the physics of water motion and applying this lens to environmental issues. She has worked extensively in the lab and in the field including places as varied as Arkansas (USA), Chile, and New Zealand. She is currently researching the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from wetlands. In particular she studies the relationship between stirring in the water column, such as from wind and temperature-driven changes in water density, and the diffusion of dissolved methane across the air-water interface into the atmosphere. In Summer 2018, she will measure methane emissions from Burns Bog in Delta, British Columbia, Canada as part of a comparative study of diverse wetlands and their emissions.