Web information on the Environmental Engineering faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering can be found using the links below. Associated faculty in the Hydrosystems group and in other departments at Penn State are also listed. For those faculty that maintain their own home pages, the link associated with the faculty names go to that pages. For other faculty, links default to departmental home pages.
Dr. Rachel Brennan (Assistant Professor)- In-situ bioremediation of soil & groundwater contaminants; molecular microbial community analysis; alternative nutrient sources for hazardous waste treatment.
Dr. William Burgos (Assistant Professor)- Bioremediation of soil, sediment, groundwater; Role of iron-reducing bacteria on metals and radionuclides; Toxicity of ionizable organic contaminants in estuarine sediments.
Dr. Fred Cannon (Associate Professor)- researching pollutant and odorant removal from water and air; pollution prevention in foundries; tailoring of activated carbons for cleaning water and air. Adviser and students
Dr. Brian Dempsey (Professor)- Aquatic chemistry with an emphasis on solid-liquid interfacial phenomena (adsorption, treatment of acid mine drainage, coagulation in water & wastewater, redox and precipitation processes). Adviser and students
Dr. Bruce Logan (Kappe Professor of Environmental Engineering)- Environmental and chemical transport processes; perchlorate bioremediation; biological wastewater treatment; fractal analysis of particles and coagulation processes; colloid transport in porous media. (Dept homepage) Adviser and students
Dr. John Regan (Assistant Professor)- Nitrification in drinking water and wastewater systems; alternative energy production from biomass via fermentative biohydrogen production, microbial fuel cells, and methanogenesis; and molecular microbial ecology.
Dr. Raymond Regan (Professor)- Technology for pollution control (multi-media); environmentally conscious manufacturing; bioremedation; and beneficial reuse of industrial residuals, including those from the metal casting industry.
Dr. Richard Schuhmann (Assistant Professor)- Transport phenomena through unsaturated porous media, acoustic gas anaylsis, multi-media risk assesment.
Dr. Richard Unz (Professor Emeritus of Environmental Microbiology)- Microbiology of wastewater treatment and polluted waters; acidic mine drainage; water microbiology; microbial influenced corrosion.
Dr. Christopher Duffy (Associate Professor)- Stochastic and numerical modeling of groundwater flow and solute transport; modeling of large-scale hydrologic systems.
Dr. David Hill (Assistant Professor)- Stratified flows, turbulent mixing, coastal processes and wave mechanics.
Dr. Peggy Johnson (Associate Professor)- Reliability and uncertainty analysis, restoration of stream stability and habitat, river hydraulics, sediment transport and sediment reduction through erosion mitigation
Dr. Arthur Miller (Professor)- Sediment transport, unsteady flow in open channels, hydrology and hydraulics.
Dr. Patrick Reed (Assistant Professor)- Management modeling for water resources systems.
Dr. Jon Chorover (Assistant Professor, Department of Soil Science)- Chemical processes in soils, with interests in the interactions between soil minerals and natural organic matter; soil chemistry; colloid chemistry; pollutant migration in soils.
Dr. Susan Brantley (Professor of Geosciences)- Chemical and physical processes associated with the circulation of aqueous fluids in shallow hydrogeologic settings, measurement and prediction of natural processes such as chemical weathering and natural degassing.
Dr. Jean-Marc Bollag (Professor of Soil Biochemistry)- Transformation of pesticides and other xenobiotics in the soil, microbial participation in humus formation, interactions of heavy metals and microorganisms in the soil, and effects of pollutants on denitrification.