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Environmental Resources Engineering M.P.S., M.S., Ph.D

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Environmental Resources Engineering takes an interdisciplinary approach to solve environmental resource-related problems in urban and natural settings.

Emphasis is placed on applying science and engineering principles to the analysis and design of engineered systems, processes and products that improve the conservation, restoration, development, and utilization of the built and natural environments. Students use modern engineering tools and techniques such as micrometeorology, remote sensing, hydrodynamic and atmospheric modeling, and systems analysis.

Program Requirements

Program prerequisite or co-requisite courses include at least one semester of study in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, or statics; hydrology, chemistry, or biology; and computing methods.

Program mastery courses beyond the departmental requirements are arranged to meet the objectives of the individual student program. A student’s program of study in this option may combine competence areas in the other ERE options, or introduce new competence areas.

Participating Faculty

  • Douglas J. Daley; djdaley@esf.edu
    water resources, solid and hazardous waste management, ecological engineering, environmental restoration, phytoremediation, bioremediation, soil and water pollution, solid and hazardous waste management, environmental engineering
  • John C. Dunkle; jcdunkle@esf.edu
  • Nosa O. Egiebor; noegiebo@esf.edu
    industrial water and wastewater treatment; water quality; water and wastewater chemistry; trace metal analysis in natural and biological systems; adsorption processes by carbonaceous materials and zeolites; production and characterizations of biomass derived fuels and carbonaceous materials (biochar); CO2 capture and sequestration by functionalized carbonaceous materials; sulfide mineral oxidation and acid mine drainage (AMD); nuclear waste solidification; and degradation of materials under extreme environments
  • Theodore A. Endreny; te@esf.edu
    water resources engineering, ecological engineering, stream restoration, urban watersheds, lesser-developed countries
  • David R. Gerber; drgerber@syr.edu
  • Swiatoslav Kaczmar; swkaczma@syr.edu
  • Charles N. Kroll; cnkroll@esf.edu
    stochastic and deterministic hydrology, environmental modeling, water resource systems engineering, ecological engineering, urban forestry, drought assessment, environmental systems engineering, stochastic and deterministic modeling, risk assessment, coupled human and natural systems
  • Timothy H. Morin; thmorin@esf.edu
    Greenhouse gases, ecological engineering, micrometeorology, biogeochemistry, mechanistic modeling, temperate wetlands, permafrost, thermokarsts, freshwater lakes, tropical wetlands, computational fluid dynamics methane, plant atmosphere interactions, pore water, anaerobic soils, uncertainty propagation
  • Giorgos E. Mountrakis; gmountrakis@esf.edu
    geographic information systems, remote sensing, spatiotemporal analysis, land cover land use change, climate change, biogeography, coupled human and natural systems
  • Cornelius B. Murphy; cbmurphy@esf.edu
  • Lindi J. Quackenbush; ljquack@esf.edu
    geospatial information systems, spatial measurements, remote sensing and image processing, particularly focused on spatial techniques for both urban and forest classification, spatial analysis
  • Stephen B. Shaw; sbshaw@esf.edu
    hydroclimatology, water resources engineering, ecohydrology in a changing climate, water resources, climate change, hydrology, systems modeling, stormwater management
  • Christopher D. Somerlot; cdsomerl@esf.edu
  • Wendong Tao; wtao@esf.edu
    Ecological engineering and sustainable wastewater treatment (Constructed wetland, gravel biofilter, anammox-based nitrogen removal processes); Resource recovery from bioresidues (anaerobic digestion, solid-liquid separation, struvite recovery, ammonia recovery)

Current Graduate Students in Environmental Resources Engineering


Current Students Only currently registered students appear — new names appear at start of academic year

Student information is forthcoming.
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