Wastewater treatment, waste to energy, developing world systems and global health.
The study of urban and regional air quality problems with an emphasis on the size and composition of atmospheric particles and gas-to-particle conversion processes.
Structural dynamics and earthquake engineering, multiple hazards and extreme loading (blast, impact, fire), inelastic modeling of structural systems.
Bruce L. Kutter
Geotechnical engineering; Centrifugal modeling of geotechnical structures.
Frank J. Loge
The water-energy nexus, water and energy efficiency in urban and agriculture systems, sustainable building design, water reuse, conservation based water rate design, and data analytics.
Jay R. Lund
Systems analysis in water resources and environment planning and management.
Soil-structure interfaces, deep foundations, soil behavior, laboratory testing of soils, discrete element modeling, bio-inspired geotechnics.
Designing sustainable infrastructure materials, Bio-based composites, Integration of sustainability into structural design, Durability of civil engineering materials.
Energy performance, HVAC, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, aerosol.
Colloid & nanoparticle fate in soils; transport through porous media; biochar engineering.
Transportation-air quality modeling; energy consumption and land use interactions; sustainability; urban environments and climate change; poverty and transportation, environmental justice and transportation, and the project development process for major infrastructure projects. Recent work includes the PM hotspot guidance issued by EPA (lead author) and Transportation chapter of the 2012 Southwest Climate Change Inventory (lead author).
Environmental Science and Policy.
Environmental fluid dynamics, turbulent transport processes, evapo-transpiration, land-water-atmosphere interactions.
Mark M. Rashid
Computational solid mechanics; Large-deformation finite element methodology.
S. Geoffrey Schladow
Interaction between fluid transport and mixing processes with water quality in natural and engineered systems. Examples of such systems include lakes, rivers, estuaries and mining pits. Using a combination of field experimentation, detailed laboratory studies and numerical modeling, he is better quantifying the critical flux paths in these systems. The results of this work will lead to improved methods of managing and controlling our water resources.
Transportation planning and policy analysis; Environmental impact of motor vehicles.
Computational solid mechanics, applied mathematics, finite elements and meshfree methods, fracture mechanics, ab initio (Kohn-Sham equations of density functional theory) electronic-structure calculations, computational geometry, level set and fast marching methods, convex optimization, parallel computing.
Our research focuses on understanding the atmospheric processes that transport and transform particulate pollutants between their emission and their reception. Experimental, numerical, and theoretical approaches are employed. Focus is on urban and regional smog, and global climate change.
Thomas M. Young
Contaminant fate and transport; Physical/chemical treatment processes; Environmental chemistry; Remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater; Chemical alternatives assessment, Chemical lifecycle analysis
Computational and experimental hydraulics. Computational river mechanics. Turbulence modeling. Hydrodynamic loading on offshore structures. Water disinfection with UV light. Viscoelastic fluids in turbulent flows. Scalar transport in complex shear flows. Vortex shedding.