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
Membrane materials and processes; Nanoscience and nanotechnology; Interfacial science and engineering; Bacterial adhesion and biofilm formation; Desalination and advanced water treatment.
Water treatment and desalination, membrane separation processes, membrane material fabrication, electrochemistry, and environmental applications of nanotechnology.
Aquatic chemistry, environmental microbiology.
Environmental microbiology, biodegradation of groundwater contaminants, microbial-nanomaterial interactions, nanotoxicology, applications of molecular biological and isotopic tools in environmental engineering.
Effect of climate change on water quality; Sustainable urban development at the water-energy nexus; Transport of contaminants and colloids in the subsurface and groundwater; Stormwater capture, treatment, and reuse; Bioremediation.
Process development and control for water and wastewater treatment plants.
Environmental fluid mechanics and transport.
Control of trace contaminants in drinking water.
Optimization of physical and chemical processes in drinking water treatment.