Classic Environmental Engineering

Meet our Classic Environmental Engineering Faculty

  • Ernest (Chip) Blatchley

    Theory, methods and applications of photochemical reactors; UV disinfection of air and surfaces; chlorine chemistry and disinfection processes; swimming pool chemistry; principles of water treatment to improve access to potable water in developing countries.

  • Brady Hardiman

    Interaction of vegetation structure and function in coupled natural and human ecosystems; vegetation’s role in urban carbon cycling; influence of forest canopy structure on long-term carbon sequestration; optimizing ecosystem services in urban and local forests.

  • Inez Hua

    Aquatic chemistry; water pollution control; industrial water consumption; water-energy nexus; engineering and social justice (Classic Environmental Engineering).
    Circular economy; sustainable electronics; sustainability metrics and assessment; environmental sustainability in engineering education (Industrial Sustainability).

  • Chad Jafvert

    Chemical speciation and reactions in engineered and natural systems; environmental photochemistry; chlorine chemistry; sediment remediation; manufactured carbon nanomaterials in aquatic environments; point-of-use drinking water treatment systems for rural, economically-disadvantaged, international communities.

  • Linda Lee

    Understanding processes leading to the occurrence, mobility, transformation, plant uptake, and remediation of PFAS “forever” chemicals and unregulated organic chemicals in wastewater and biosolids for developing decision tool and management guidelines for industry and agriculture.

  • Loring (Larry) Nies

    Sustainability of interdependent urban infrastructure systems; water use and reuse; effects of anthropogenic chemicals on microbial communities; impact of quantitative risk assessment on environmental injustice.

  • Caitlin Proctor

    Understanding and engineering microbiomes to prevent pathogen growth and promote beneficial microbes; safe drinking water infrastructure; engineered water systems; hydroponics plumbing; biofilm structure and development; molecular tools; flow cytometry.

  • Amisha Shah

    Environmental chemistry; contaminant reaction kinetics and by-product formation; analytical chemistry; mass transport as it pertains to water treatment, water quality, and climate change impacts.

  • Andrew Whelton

    Resolving problems that affect natural and built environments; analytical chemistry; disasters science; material science; policy.

  • Zhi (George) Zhou

    Applying biotechnologies in engineering systems; evaluating antibiotic resistance in natural and urban environments; producing cost-effective biofuels; removing emerging contaminants; electrochemical water treatment; indirect and direct potable reuse.