​Engineered Aquatic Processes

Water quality in natural and engineered aquatic systems is governed by chemical, physical and biological processes. Our research on drinking water treatment and supply investigates processes at solid-water interfaces relevant to the development of new materials for water treatment and sensing, engineering of new membranes for treatment processes, optimization of corrosion control strategies, and management of aquifer storage and recovery. Research focus on multiple dimensions of the energy-water nexus, and we are a hub for geologic carbon sequestration research. In our focus on natural systems we study environmental implications of the release of engineered nanoparticles into the environment as well as the design of environmental remediation strategies for legacy contaminants.

Engineered aquatic processes have applications in:

  • Contaminated site remediation
  • Environmental restoration
  • Environment
  • Water & wastewater treatment
  • Waste-to-energy technologies