Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Biosystems Engineering Junior Wins Hollings Scholarship

Riley Garvey, a junior in Biosystems Engineering, was awarded the 2019 Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).  This prestigious scholarship program is designed to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities, as well as increase public understanding […]

Popat’s research could help astronauts turn waste into hydrogen peroxide

Dr. Sudeep Popat recently received $750,000 from NASA to fund his research project focused on developing a way of making hydrogen peroxide for use on long-term space missions. Read the full newsstand article here. Dr. Popat’s research was also featured on several news stations. News clips from some of the stations can be found below: […]

Cates Receives EPA Grant to Study Treatment of PFAS

You cannot taste or smell them in your tap water, but most municipalities in the United States now have drinking water supplies that are contaminated with trace levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  These chemicals were widely used in the production of products such as Teflon because of their remarkable properties.  Disposal of these […]

Falta to Continue Research on Groundwater Cleanup

Dr. Ron Falta was recently awarded a $857,213 grant from the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP) to continue his research on the fate and remediation of hazardous chemicals in the subsurface.  The project is entitled Incorporating Matrix Diffusion in the New MODFLOW Flow and Transport Model for Unstructured Grids.  Falta is an international expert […]