Jacelyn Rice-Boayue

Asst Professor

Dr. Jacelyn Rice-Boayue joined the North Carolina State University Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering in July 2023. Dr. Rice-Boayue’s research combines modeling, analytical, and social science capabilities to explore the fate, transport and treatment of emerging contaminants, integrated water resource management, stormwater treatment and environmental health and equity.

Dr. Rice-Boayue earned her B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and M.S. and Ph.D. in civil, sustainable, and environmental engineering from Arizona State University. She completed postdoctoral training at Duke University within the Center for the Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology. During that time, she also served as a Fulbright Scholar at the International Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering in Burkina Faso.


Ph.D. 2014

Civil, Sustainable, and Environmental Engineering

Arizona State University

M.S. 2011

Civil, Sustainable, and Environmental Engineering

Arizona State University

B.S. 2007

Civil Engineering

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Research Description

Dr. Rice-Boayue aims to provide new understanding and solutions to foster sustainable water resource management through modeling, laboratory analysis, and integrated environmental assessment. Increasing complexity in human-water systems requires an integrated view on water-related issues. Her work investigates these complex systems, drawing on engineering, hydrology, economics and the social sciences. Much of the groups current and past work is centered on developing integrated models for water quality assessments on emerging contaminants, such as endocrine disrupting compounds, nitrogenous disinfection byproducts, and antibiotic resistance.


Development of a national antibiotic multimetric index for identifying watersheds vulnerable to antibiotic pollution
Kamanmalek, S., & Rice-Boayue, J. (2023), ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION, 339. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2023.122670
Spatial Hazards of Antibiotic Resistance in Wastewater-Impacted Streams during Low Instream Flow Conditions
Kamanmalek, S., Brooks, B. W., & Rice-Boayue, J. (2022), ACS ES&T Water, 2. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsestwater.1c00386
Impact of Nitrogen Removal in Wastewater Treatment on NDMA Formation at Downstream Drinking-Water Treatment Plants
Cadwallader, A., Rice-Boayue, J., & VanBriesen, J. M. (2021), Journal of Environmental Engineering, 147(12). https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0001927
Harmonizing across environmental nanomaterial testing media for increased comparability of nanomaterial datasets
Geitner, N. K., Ogilvie Hendren, C., Cornelis, G., Kaegi, R., Lead, J. R., Lowry, G. V., … Wiesner, M. R. (2020), Environmental Science: Nano, 7(1), 13–36. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9en00448c
Cross-cultural knowledge and acceptance of wastewater reclamation and reuse processes across select sites
Stotts, R., Rice, J., Wutich, A., Brewis, A., White, D., & Maupin, J. (2019), Human Organization, 78(4), 311–324. https://doi.org/10.17730/0018-7259.78.4.311
Integrated Assessment of Wastewater Reuse, Exposure Risk, and Fish Endocrine Disruption in the Shenandoah River Watershed
Barber, L. B., Rapp, J. L., Kandel, C., Keefe, S. H., Rice, J., Westerhoff, P., … Vajda, A. M. (2019), Environmental Science and Technology, 53(7), 3429–3440. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.8b05655
Motivators for treated wastewater acceptance across developed and developing contexts
Rice, J., Stotts, R., Wutich, A., White, D., Maupin, J., & Brewis, A. (2019), Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, 9(1), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.2166/washdev.2018.285
Modeled De Facto Reuse and Contaminants of Emerging Concern in Drinking Water Source Waters
Nguyen, T., Westerhoff, P., Furlong, E. T., Kolpin, D. W., Batt, A. L., Mash, H. E., … Glassmeyer, S. T. (2018), Journal - American Water Works Association, 110(4), E2–E18. https://doi.org/10.1002/awwa.1052
High levels of endocrine pollutants in US streams during low flow due to insufficient wastewater dilution
Rice, J., & Westerhoff, P. (2017), Nature Geoscience, 10(8), 587–591. https://doi.org/10.1038/NGEO2984
Comparing actual de facto wastewater reuse and its public acceptability: A three city case study
Rice, J., Wutich, A., White, D. D., & Westerhoff, P. (2016), Sustainable Cities and Society, 27, 467–474. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2016.06.007

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