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Faculty

Tzahi Y. Cath, Associate Professor. Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno. Membrane processes for seawater and brackish water desalination and for wastewater reclamation and reuse; zero liquid discharge processes for enhancement of water recovery; optimization and energy recovery in water and wastewater treatment processes.

Ronald R. H. Cohen, Associate Professor. Ph.D., Virginia. Limnology; wetlands treatment of mine wastes; mining and land use; treatment systems for produced waters from petroleum operations; environmental site characterization and risk assessment.

Jörg E. Drewes, Professor. Dr.-Ing., Technical University of Berlin, Germany. Water and wastewater treatment engineering; potable and non-potable water reuse; state-of-the-art characterization of natural and effluent organic matter; contaminant transfer among environmental media; fate of endocrine disrupting compounds and pharmaceuticals in natural and engineered systems.

Linda A. Figueroa, PE, Associate Professor. Ph.D., University of Colorado/Boulder. Microbially mediated radionuclide and metals removal, biotransformation of nitrogen, application of molecular tools, water and waste treatment.

Christopher P. Higgins, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., Stanford University. Environmental organic chemistry; sediment bioaccumulation processes; emerging contaminants with a particular emphasis on perfluorochemicals and other charged organic contaminants; chemical fate and transport in natural and engineered aquatic systems; contaminant bioavailability.

Tissa H. Illangasekare, PhD, P.E., P.Hyd., DEE, DWRE, AMAX Distinguished Chair and Professor, Director, Center for the Experimental Study of Subsurface Environmental Processes (CESEP). Ph.D., Colorado State University. Water flow and fate and transport of chemicals in porous and fractured media; groundwater hydrology; numerical modeling; hazardous waste and groundwater remediation; multiphase flow; operations research; conjunctive management of surface and groundwater; flow in snow; fracture flow and dam safety; intermediate scale testing of chemical transport in subsurface.

John McCray, Division Director and Professor, Ph.D., University of Arizona; Contaminant hydrology, subsurface remediation, vadose-zone hydrology, subsurface vapor-transport, watershed hydrology, mathematical modeling, soil-based wastewater treatment.

Junko Munakata Marr, Associate Professor. Ph.D., Stanford University. Biological degradation of organic compounds; microbial communities in groundwater and water treatment systems; application of molecular biology techniques to environmental systems.

Jonathan O. Sharp, Assistant Professor. Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley. Biotechnological applications towards groundwater remediation and water reuse; bacterial cytochrome-mediated attenuation of organic micropollutants; bioimmobilization of radionuclides and metals; microbial biogeochemistry.

Robert L. Siegrist, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE. Professor and University Professor Emeritus. Ph.D. University of Wisconsin. Environmental characterization and risk assessment; In situ remediation of contaminated land; Onsite and decentralized wastewater reclamation and water reuse.

John R. Spear, Associate Professor. Ph.D., Colorado School of Mines. Molecular microbial ecology; environmental microbiology in diverse environments; applied environmental microbiology (e.g., microbial biomass as a source of protein; biofuels); heavy metal and radionuclide bioremediation; application of advanced robotics for sample acquisition; environmental reclamation; environmental policy (land and water); and environmental impact analysis.

Emeritus Faculty

John C. Emerick, Emeritus Associate Professor, Ph.D., Colorado State University, Aquatic and wetland ecology, Environmental assessment, Watershed scale environmental analysis.

Bruce D. Honeyman, Emeritus Professor. Ph.D., Stanford University. Surface chemistry; environmental radiochemistry; metal-organic interactions; the physical/chemical processes controlling the fate of chemical species in natural and engineered systems.

Adjunct Faculty

Paul Queneau, Adjunct Professor. Ph.D., P.E., University of Minnesota. Recycling and waste minimization; hazardous waste management.

Paddy Ryan, Adjunct Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Canterbury, Environmental Biology, Aquatic Biology, Nature Photography, Marine Ecology.

Daniel Teitelbaum, Adjunct Professor. MD, Einstein College of Medicine. Environmental toxicology, human risk analysis.

Staff

Juanita Chuven, Administrative Assistant

Tim VanHaverbeke, Program Manager

 

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