Environmental Resources Engineering

M.P.S., M.S., Ph.D

Environmental Resources Engineering takes an interdisciplinary approach to solve environmental and resource-related problems. Emphasis is placed on applying science and engineering to the conservation, restoration, holistic development, and improved utilization of the natural environment and its related resources.

Student's program of study may be tailored to systems and processes at different geospatial scales, from biomolecules to planetary, and employing various tools and techniques such as biomolecular techniques, remote sensing, hydrodynamic modeling and systems analysis.

Illustrative areas in this option include, but not limited to:

  • Alternative energy systems
  • Environmental remediation
  • Resource recovery from wastes
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation

Program prerequisite or co-requisite courses beyond the departmental requirement 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 requirement 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.

Current Graduate Students in Environmental Resources Engineering

Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Student information is forthcoming.

Participating Faculty

  • Douglas J. Daley;
    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;
  • Theodore A. Endreny;
    water resources engineering, ecological engineering, stream restoration, urban watersheds, lesser-developed countries
  • David R. Gerber;
  • Swiatoslav Kaczmar;
  • Charles N. Kroll;
    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
  • Georgios E. Mountrakis;
    geographic information systems, remote sensing, spatiotemporal analysis, land cover land use change, climate change, biogeography, coupled human and natural systems
  • Lindi J. Quackenbush;
    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;
    hydroclimatology, water resources engineering, ecohydrology in a changing climate, water resources, climate change, hydrology, systems modeling, stormwater management
  • Christopher D. Somerlot;
  • Wendong Tao;
    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)


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