Environmental engineering seeks to study and minimize the impact of anthropogenic processes on the environment. The focus of our department in this research area is:

Air Quality
& Climate

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Research includes:

  • air quality planning and management
  • ambient air quality
  • climate effects of aerosols
  • development of advanced aerosol sensors and instruments, data retrieval algorithms, and measurement networks
  • indoor air quality
  • green engineering including life cycle assessments
  • satellite remote sensing and global modeling

Advancing our understanding of aerosol science and technology that underlie the formation, growth, measurement and modeling of systems of small particles in gases.

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Environmental Biotechnology
& Microbiology

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Research includes:

  • bioelectrochemical systems
  • food-energy-water nexus
  • microbiomes as environmental sensors and public health sentinels
  • resource recovery
  • wastewater treatment

Research at the interface of environmental engineering, systems biology, and microbiology.

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Environmental
Chemistry

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Research includes:

  • aerosol instrumentation
  • biogeological cycling
  • carbon dioxide sequestration
  • fate and transport of heavy metals, radionuclides, organic contaminates, and nanoparticles
  • organic chemical reactions in the environment
  • membrane processes

Addresses important questions in environmental chemistry and remediation, mitigation of environmental impacts of energy technologies, and environmental quality of natural systems.

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