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Jeff Kuo is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at California State University – Fullerton, where his areas of research include dechlorination of halogenated aromatics by ultrasound, fines/bacteria migration through porous media, biodegradability of bitumen, and more. He has also patented a process for separation of heavy crude oil from tar sands by using ultrasound irradiation.
Sankar Arumugam is a university faculty scholar and professor in the department of civil, construction, and environmental engineering at North Carolina State University at Raleigh. His primary research interest is at the interface of climate and water management focusing on large-scale hydroclimatology.
William P. Ball is a professor of environmental engineering at Johns Hopkins University, where his research interests include physical and chemical processes and water quality. He has received a host of awards over the past 40 years, including the Diversity Recognition Award in 2009, the Excellence in Review Award in 2004, the Abel Wolman Doctoral Fellowship, and many more.
Khaled Abdelghany is a professor and chair of the department of civil and environmental engineering at Southern Methodist University. He is the co-author of one book, as well as the author and co-author of a wide array of peer-reviewed publications and refereed conference proceedings.
Chris Cox is the Robert M. Condra Professor within the department of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville, where he also serves as the department head. He also works as a faculty member in the Institute for a Secure and Sustainable Environment, the Center for Environmental Biotechnology, and the Institute for Biomedical Engineering.
Aspiring environmental engineers have a growing number of online programs from which to choose, but might give serious consideration to these five outstanding programs.
Students may obtain a masters of science in environmental engineering at the University of Central Florida. This degree is available with both thesis and non-thesis options, and fellowships are available to those who qualify.
David Cooper is a professor of environmental engineering at the University of Central Florida, where he also serves as the director of the Air Quality Lab. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses on topics such as air pollution, atmospheric dispersion modeling, and hazardous waste incineration.
At Columbia University students can obtain a masters or doctorate degree in earth and environmental engineering. Those interested in additional specialties can pursue a certification in multiple fields, such as low carbon and efficiency technology and carbon management policy and economics.
Peter Schlosser is the Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel Professor of Geophysics and chair of the department of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia University. He currently retains membership with a number of professional organizations, including the Oceanography Society, the Arctic Institute of North America, and the American Geophysical Union.
The University of Florida offers graduate degree programs in environmental engineering sciences. Furthermore, students here have the opportunity to specialize in water resources planning and management, systems ecology & ecological engineering, and water, wastewater, and stormwater engineering.
Eliot P. Douglas is an associate professor of environmental engineering at the University of Florida. He also serves as the program director for the National Science Foundation, and currently focuses one of his projects on the role of ambiguity during problem-solving.
At the University of North Dakota, students have the option of pursuing a graduate certificate in as little as one year. This online graduate certificate combines the aspects of chemical, civil, and geological engineering as they relate to the environment.
Frank Bowman is an associate professor within the department of chemical engineering at the University of North Dakota, as well as the associate chair for education and outreach. His areas of expertise include air quality modeling and atmospheric aerosols, among others.
At the Worcester Polytechnic Institute students have the choice between pursuing a master’s degree or graduate certificate in environmental engineering. Here, students also have the choice between pursuing a thesis or a non-thesis track, as well.
Frederick L. Hart is a professor of environmental engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he has taught for over 30 years. He also serves as the director of the Stantec Project Center, and his research interests include water quality modeling.
Meet 20 professors who teach their students to protect us from environmental threats, and ultimately reduce or eliminate them.
While it may be the oldest field of engineering, civil engineering is a field embracing modern approaches and applying them to major problems like urban traffic congestion, water harvesting and purification, and infrastructure deterioration. These 20 professors are helping to lead the way.