The environmental engineering area deals with the control and improvement of human surroundings using principles developed in civil engineering. The environmental/water resources engineer is responsible for conceiving and designing systems for water supply, waste water treatment and disposal, air pollution control, solid and hazardous waste management and design of water resources systems.  



Dr. Brooke Mayer, P.E.

Detection/quantification, removal and inactivation of emerging enteric viruses as part of drinking water treatment processes including enhanced coagulation, UV disinfection and advanced oxidation using titanium dioxide photocatalysis. Design of sustainable engineering technologies targeting both microbial (e.g. viruses) and chemical (e.g. nutrients and carcinogenic byproducts) contaminants.

Dr. Patrick McNamara

Micropollutant impacts on microbial communities; Fate and removal of micropollutants; Antibiotic resistance; Residuals and biosolids; and Pyrolysis. 

Dr. Daniel Zitomer, P.E.

Biological treatment of wastewater, contaminated soil; groundwater; hazardous waste.


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Civil, Construction and Environmental

Civil and environmental engineers design and build the infrastructure of civilization: highway systems, airports, water treatment systems, waste treatment systems, buildings, bridges and cities themselves.

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