Faculty

FACULTY:

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,  Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science.

PhD. (Engineering/Materials) Hamburg University of Technology (Germany), 2004.  Aqueous solutions, ionic liquids, mechanochemistry of mineral-solution interfaces, nanostructure and nanostrthrological behavior, molecular mechanisms underlying soft matter lubrication, and friction and adhesion.

Jeremy S. Guest, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, 2011.  Sanitation, resource recovery from wastewaters, biotechnology development, sustainable design.

Hannah Horowitz, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 2017. impacts of climate change on air and environmental pollution, atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemistry, Earth system modeling.

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.

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.

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

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 1988. Disinfection, photocatalysis, reverse osmosis, corrosion.

Thanh H. (Helen) Nguyen, 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.

Mark J. Rood, Emeritus 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.

Chris Tessum, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering

PhD in Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering (Public Health minor), University of Minnesota, 2014. Air quality and human health; environmental justice; economic, emissions and atmospheric modeling.

Vishal Verma, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California, 2011.  Ambient particulate matter, emissions, aerosol components in toxicity.

Lei Zhao. Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Atmospheric Physics, Yale University, 2015.  Urban climate and environment, environmental fluid mechanics and turbulence, land-atmosphere interactions, multi-scale climate modeling, remote sensing.

 

AFFILIATES:

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.

Yujie Men, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2012.  Biotechnology, metagenomics, metatranscriptomic and metabolomics, bioremediation, anaerobi wastewater, fate and biotransformation pathways of contaminants with emerging concerns.

Timothy Strathmann, Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, 2001. Environmental chemistry, water purification, bio-renewable energy and chemicals.

Nicole Riemer, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences.

Ph.D. in Meteorology, University of Karlsruhe, Germany, 2002.  Aerosol particles, aerosol modeling.

Don Wuebles, Harry E. Preble Endowed Professor of Atmospheric Sciences.

Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, University of California, Davis, 1983.  Atmospheric physics and chemistry, climate, air quality, stratospheric ozone.

Charles Werth, Professor of Environmental Engineering.

Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Stanford University, 1996.  Reactive transport of pollutants in soil, sediment, and groundwater; development of innovative catalytic technologies for drinking water treatment; mitigation of environmental impacts associated with energy production and generation.

STAFF:

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.

Marvis Orzek, Senior Program Coordinator

MBA in Administrative Management, University of North Texas, 1996.