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Environmental Engineering Program

Professor Ali Boehm with students

The Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Hydrology (EFMH) and Environmental Engineering And Science (EES) programs have merged to for the new Environmental Engineering (ENVENG) Program to allow students interested in EFMH or EES to pursue their academic goals in a more flexible way while satisfying core requirements in the heavily interdisciplinary field of Environmental Engineering.

The Environmental Engineering program has a dual mission: to develop state-of-the-art knowledge, models, and processes that form the core of environmental engineering practice, and to train and educate current and future academic and professional environmental leaders.

We pursue these goals by synthesizing physical, biological, and chemical facets of engineering and science along with elements of the social sciences into our research and teaching. Ultimately, our goal is to protect and sustain natural resources and human health by contributing to the sustainable development of physical infrastructure, including systems for wastewater treatment, water supply, renewable energy, and resilient coastal environments.

Research and teaching in the Environmental Engineering (EnvEng) program focus on five themes including:

  • Aquatic Chemistry & Biology and Process Engineering
  • Environmental and Geophysical Fluid Mechanics
  • Environmental Modeling and Simulation
  • Human Health and the Environment
  • Hydrology and Water Resources

The Environmental Engineering program offers flexibility in constructing both broad, multidisciplinary and focused intensive areas of study. Its long tradition of collaboration with other groups within and outside the university — and throughout the world — provides a wide scope of opportunities for in-depth study and research.

EnvEng teaching and research emphasize the application of fundamental principles to analyze complex environmental problems and to devise effective solutions. This approach allows one to deal effectively with new environmental problems as they emerge and prepares future engineer-scientists to meet the challenges created globally by increasing urbanization, population growth and ecological degradation.

Related Faculty & Staff

Alexandria Boehm

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Jack Chiueh

EES Program Administrator, Civil and Environmental Engineering

YeoMyoung Cho

Senior Research Engineer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Craig Criddle

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

John O. Dabiri

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, of Mechanical Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Precourt Institute for Energy

Jenna Davis

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Angelos Findikakis

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Derek Fong

Sr Research Engineer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

David Freyberg

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Oliver Fringer

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Catherine Gorle

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Robert Hickey

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Lynn Hildemann

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Michael C. Kavanaugh

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Peter K. Kitanidis

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Royal Kopperud

Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Jeffrey R. Koseff

William Alden Campbell and Martha Campbell Professor in the School of Engineering and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment

James Leckie

C.L. Peck, Class of 1906 Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor, by courtesy, of Geological Sciences

Regina Lowery

Atmosphere & Energy Program Administrator, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Richard Luthy

Silas H. Palmer Professor of Civil Engineering

Gilbert Masters

Professor (Teaching) of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus

Perry McCarty

Silas H. Palmer Professor of Civil Engineering, Emeritus

William Mitch

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Stephen Monismith

Obayashi Professor in the School of Engineering and Senior Fellow, by courtesy, at the Woods Institute for the Environment

Leonard Ortolano

UPS Foundation Professor of Civil Engineering in Urban and Regional Planning

Wayne R Ott

Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Nicholas T. Ouellette

Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Derek Ouyang

Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Martin Reinhard

Professor (Research) of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Emeritus

Sandy Robertson

Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Alfred M. Spormann

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, of Chemical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Biology

Robert Street

William Alden and Martha Campbell Professor in the School of Engineering, Emeritus

Duc Wong

Center Administrator, CSDGC, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Fang Yuan

Event Coordinator, CSDGC, Civil and Environmental Engineering