Environmental Engineering specialty area

Environmental engineering is an interdisciplinary field that synthesizes knowledge from a wide range of subjects. People who have careers in environmental engineering often study, provide solutions and implement strategies concerning the quality of air, water and land resources; use and disposal of hazardous wastes; water and wastewater treatment; and water reuse. Environmental engineers lead and are involved in multidisciplinary projects addressing complex issues and changing technologies that are required for more sustainable communities.

Environmental Engineering is offered as a speciality area in the Civil, Environmental and Sustainable engineering (CESE) graduate program at ASU. The curriculum is designed to provide a strong foundation in physical, chemical, and microbiological principles, and is flexible to meet changing needs within the field. Degrees offered include M.S. with thesis or non-thesis option and Ph.D.

A key theme in the Environmental Engineering program at ASU involves consideration of environmental processes occurring in arid regions of the world. Arizona has a semi-arid climate, and much of the population growth world-wide is occurring in similar climates. Unique aspects of air and water pollution and sustainable development in these climates are a strong organizing theme for research, seminars, and course work.

Sustainability is also a key theme in the Environmental Engineering program at ASU. Graduate students and faculty engage in multidisciplinary sustainability-related activities via collaborative research projects, courses, and seminars. The Environmental Engineering group has strong working relationships with microbiologists, ecologists, chemists, geologists, social scientists, and other experts around campus. Many of these collaborations address important issues facing society including water scarcity and emerging contaminants.

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Environmental engineering faculty