Research in environmental engineering focuses on the understanding and management of physical, chemical, and biological processes in the environment and in engineering systems. Areas of research include process development for water and wastewater treatment systems and the investigation of the fate and transport of contaminants in the environment.
Faculty and Lecturers
|Eric M.V. Hoek, Ph.D.
5732G Boelter Hall (310) 206-3735
Membrane materials and processes; Nanoscience and nanotechnology; Interfacial science and engineering; Bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation; Desalination and advanced water treatment
|Jennifer A. Jay, Ph.D.
5732H Boelter Hall (310) 267-5365
Aquatic chemistry, environmental microbiology.
|Shaily Mahendra, Ph.D.
5732C Boelter Hall (310) 794-9850
Environmental microbiology, biodegradation of groundwater contaminants, microbial-nanomaterial interactions, nanotoxicology, applications of molecular biological and isotopic tools in environmental engineering.
|Michael K. Stenstrom, Ph.D., P.E.
5714 Boelter Hall (310) 825-1408
Process development and control for water and wastewater treatment plants.
|Keith D. Stolzenbach, Ph.D., P.E.
5732J Boelter Hall (310) 206-7624
Environmental fluid mechanics and transport.
|Michael J. McGuire, Ph.D.
5713 Boelter Hall (310) 560-2357
Control of trace contaminants in drinking water
|Issam N. Najm, Ph.D., P.E.
5731G Boelter Hall (818) 366-8340
Optimization of physical and chemical processes in drinking water treatment.