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Faculty and Staff

Current Faculty:

Tami Bond, Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Interdisciplinary Ph.D. (Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Atmospheric Science), University of Washington, 2000. Aerosol chemistry, physics, and optics, aerosol sampling, interactions between regional and global-scale air pollution. Courses: CEE 545.

Roland Cusick, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering.

PhD in Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013.  Energy and nutrient recovery from wastewater, electrochemical treatment systems, capacitive and ion exchange processes, energy production from salinity gradients, bio-computing, sanitation.

Rosa Espinosa-Marzal, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science.

The goal of Dr. Espinosa-Marzal's research group is to establish design principles of smart interfaces for applications in environmental engineering and science. Her primary research areas include nanomaterials and nanoconfinement in aquatic systems, for example design of new membrane materials for desalination, tailoring surface properties affecting microbial adhesion, nucleation and crystal growth, and novel energy storage systems based on ionic liquid electrostatic double layer capacitors. It is an experimentalist research group that seeks collaboration with modelers.

Jeremy S. Guest, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, 2011.  Sanitation, resource recovery from wastewaters, biotechnology development, sustainable design. Courses: CEE 330, CEE 498 EWS.

Sotiria Koloutsou-Vakakis, Research Assistant Professor/Lecturer.

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1996.  Air quality, air pollution prevention, aerosol physical and chemical properties, policy aspects of air pollution. Courses: CEE 445.

Susan M. Larson, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 1988. Aerosol physics and optics, air quality modeling, air sampling. Courses: CEE 445, CEE 545.

Wen-Tso Liu, Arthur C. Nauman Endowed Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Urban Engineering, University of Tokyo, 1995. Environmental microbiology, water and wastewater microbiology, microbial ecology, environmental biotechnology and nanotechnology, and microbial genomics. Courses: CEE 437, CEE 538

Benito J. MariƱas, Ivan Racheff Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1988. Disinfection, photocatalysis, reverse osmosis, corrosion. Courses: CEE 437, CEE 449, CEE 537.

Barbara S. Minsker, Professor of Environmental Systems Engineering.

Ph.D. in Environmental Systems Engineering, Cornell University, 1995. Environmental systems analysis, risk and uncertainty in decision making, optimization, machine learning, ground water monitoring and remediation design. Courses: CEE 201, CEE 434, CEE 498BSM, CEE 535 , CEE 598OS.

Thanh H. (Helen) Nguyen, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2005. Environmental biointerface, pathogen removal for water treatment, fate and transport of antibiotic resistance gene in soil environments. Courses: CEE 330, CEE 442

Mark J. Rood, Ivan Racheff Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Air Quality Engineering, University of Washington, 1985. Ambient air quality, air quality control technology, aerosol chemistry, and aerosol sampling techniques. Courses: CEE 446, CEE 546.

Timothy Strathmann, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2001. Environmental chemistry, catalysis of contaminant degradation, sorption and speciation at mineral-water interfaces, metal-microbe interactions, photocatalyzed degradation of micropollutants. Current Courses: CEE 443 CEE 598EC, CEE 437.

Albert J. Valocchi, Professor of Civil Engineering.

Groundwater hydrology, groundwater contamination, mathematical modeling of reactive pollutant transport in porous media. Courses: CEE 457, CEE 557.

Julie L. Zilles, Research Assistant Professor/Lecturer.

Ph.D. in Bacteriology, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1999. Biological wastewater treatment, environmental microbiology, antibiotic resistance, microbial physiology. CEE 444.

 

Affiliate Faculty:

Byung J. Kim, Senior Environmental Engineer

US Army Engineer Research and Development Center-Construction Engineering Research Laboratory; Adjunct Professor of Environmental Engineering. Ph.D. in Water Quality with a Minor in Air Resources, Polytechnic University of New York, 1982. Innovative biofilter systems, air emissions, industrial wastewater treatment processes.

Deborah L. Thurston, Professor of General Engineering, of Civil Engineering, and of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

Ph.D. In Civil Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1987. Pollution prevention, environmentally conscious design and manufacuring, normative decision making, multiattribute utility analysis, multiobjective optimization, tradeoffs under uncertainty and risk and design theory and methodology.  Course: GE330, GE331, GE 530.

Yuanhui Zhang, Professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, and an Affiliate Professor in Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Agricultural Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, 1989. Indoor air quality, air flow measurements and modeling air cleaning technologies, thermochemical conversion of biowaste. Courses: ABE 222, ABE 476, ABE 501.

 

 

Current Staff:

Marvis Orzek, Administrative Coordinator

Shaoying "Shawn" Qi, Laboratory Manager.

 

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1992. Water quality control: adsorption theories and applications, chemical and biological reactions, particle transport and separations.

 

 

 

Emeritus Faculty: 

Mark M. Clark, Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, 1985. Water quality processes and mass transfer engineering, mixing, precipitation kinetics, flocculation and floc structure, membrane separation processes, turbulence, computational fluid dynamics. Courses: CEE 442.

J. Wayland Eheart, Professor of Environmental Systems.

Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1975. Environmental decision-making, environmental management and policy analysis, water quality modeling, water and wastewater control regulations, groundwater quality assurance. Courses: CEE 434, CEE 535, CEE 534.

Edwin Herricks, Professor of Environemental Biology. 

Ph.D. in Biology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1974.  Aquatic ecology, aquatic ecosystem management, biomonitoring. 

Richard A. Larson, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Chemistry.

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (Affiliate in Environmental Engineering). Environmental organic chemistry of water and wastewater treatment, photochemistry and phototoxicity.

Jon C. Liebman, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, Cornell University, 1965. Environmental systems analysis, civil engineering systems.

Roger A. Minear, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Chemistry.

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, University of Washington, 1971. Environmental analytical chemistry, water and wastewater treatment process chemistry, chemical limnology.

John T. Pfeffer, Professor Emeritus of Sanitary Engineering.

Ph.D., University of Florida, 1962. Biological wastewater treatment processes, processing and disposal of solid wastes.

Vernon L. Snoeyink, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Engineering.

 

Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering, University of Michigan, 1968. Physicochemical processes, drinking water and wastewater treatment, adsorption of organic compounds and metal ions, activated carbon regeneration, corrosion control. 

 

 

 

Former Faculty:

Richard S. Engelbrecht, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Engineering and Science. Sc.D. in Sanitary Science,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1954, environmental pollution control, microbiological problems associated with water quality management, including drinking water and wastewater treatment, Richard S. and Mary S. Engelbrecht Fellowship.

Ben B. Ewing, Professor Emeritus of Environmental Engineering.

 

Ph.D. in Sanitary Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1959, water quality engineering, water quality management. E-mail Ben_B_Ewing@msn.com

 

 

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