Environmental Engineering


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

Thumbnail 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
Thumbnail Jennifer A. Jay, Ph.D.
5732H Boelter Hall (310) 267-5365
Aquatic chemistry, environmental microbiology.
Thumbnail 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.
Sanjay_profile_small Sanjay Mohanty, Ph.D.
mohanty@ucla.edu 5732C Boelter Hall (310) 825-2471
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
stenstrom2 Michael K. Stenstrom, Ph.D., P.E.
5714 Boelter Hall (310) 825-1408
Process development and control for water and wastewater treatment plants.
Thumbnail Keith D. Stolzenbach, Ph.D., P.E.
5732J Boelter Hall (310) 206-7624
Environmental fluid mechanics and transport.
McGuire Michael J. McGuire, Ph.D.
5713 Boelter Hall (310) 560-2357
Control of trace contaminants in drinking water
Thumbnail Issam N. Najm, Ph.D., P.E.
5731G Boelter Hall (818) 366-8340
Optimization of physical and chemical processes in drinking water treatment.