Environmental/Water Resources Engineering

by Sophie Hayek | June 8, 2011 2:41 pm

Enviro Research banner[1]
Research conducted by environmental engineering faculty is geared toward understanding the fundamental physical, chemical and biological principles of engineered and natural systems. The research has a strong emphasis on practical applications as demonstrated by bench-scale experimentation, pilot- and field-scale demonstration projects, and computer modeling and simulations.

Graduate Degrees Offered (Find the program you would like to apply for)

Research Faculty

James Alleman[2]
Cerwick Faculty Professor
  • Wastewater and residuals treatment systems
  • Wastewater nitrogen removal via nitrification and denitrification systems
  • Cement manufacture carbon release, capture and conversion
  • Cement manufacture mercury release, capture and removal
  • Photoreactive concrete pavement for green highway applications
  • Beneficial reuse of waste foundry sand and aspects of trace metal contaminant release and impacts
  • “Alleman completes US Department of State, USAID Fellowship[3]“
Timothy Ellis[4]
Associate Professor
  • Civil engineering synthesis
  • Environmental engineering science
  • Environmental biotechnology processes
  • Water pollution control plant design
  • Air pollution control technology
  • Anaerobic biotech waste
  • “Fulbright Teaching Scholar Tim Ellils honored in Malta”[5]
Roy Gu[6]
Associate Professor
  • Environmental hydrology hydraulics
  • Surface water quantity/quality modeling
  • Watershed management
  • Fate and transport of contaminants, hydrodynamics and hydraulic engineering
Kaoru Ikuma[7]
Assistant Professor
  • Environmental microbiology and biotechnology
  • Microbial ecology
  • Biodegradation of hazardous contaminants
  • Sustainable water and wastewater treatment
  • Water-energy nexus
  • Green chemistry for environmental applications
  • “Ikuma: Using microbes to remove water contaminants[8]“
Glenn Norton
Research Assistant Professor
Say Kee Ong[9]
Cerwick Faculty Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Education
  • Fate and biodegradation of toxic compounds and micro-pollutants in engineered and natural systems
  • Wastewater engineering with a focus on innovative compact treatment technologies for toxic compounds, nitrogen and phosphorus removal
  • Sustainable water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Site remediation technologies
    Water quality monitoring
Chris Rehmann[10]
Associate Professor and Assistant Chair for Undergraduate Affairs
  • Water resources
  • Environmental fluid mechanics
  • “Researchers mix data, engagement to develop plan for Squaw Creek”[11]
Johannes Van Leeuwen[12]
Professor
  • Conversion of organic materials in ethanol stillage into valuable fungal biomass with concomitant water reclamation
  • White and brown-rot fungal production of biofuels from lignocellulosic material/waste
  • Bacterial methodology to process soy wastes to derive food preservatives and valuable probiotics
  • Ozonation and/or granular activated carbon for industrial disinfection and purification
  • Ethanol purification with ozonation and activated carbon
  • Ships’ ballast water ozonation for disinfestation to prevent ecological disasters
  • Useful application of water treatment residuals and flue gas contaminants with resource recovery

Research Scientists

Donna Lutz[13]
Assistant Scientist III
Project Manager, Des Moines River Quality Network

Some Current Graduate Student Research Topics

Civil Engineering Courses

Financial Aid/Graduate Assistantships

Laboratories, Centers, and Programs

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/files/2011/06/Enviro-Research-banner.png
  2. James Alleman: http://www.engineering.iastate.edu/directory/?user_page=jea
  3. Alleman completes US Department of State, USAID Fellowship: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/07/31/iowa-states-alleman-completes-us-department-of-state-usaid-fellowship/
  4. Timothy Ellis: http://www.engineering.iastate.edu/directory/?user_page=tge
  5. “Fulbright Teaching Scholar Tim Ellils honored in Malta”: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2014/02/24/fulbright-teaching-scholar-tim-ellis-honored-in-malta
  6. Roy Gu: http://www.engineering.iastate.edu/directory/?user_page=roygu
  7. Kaoru Ikuma: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=kikuma
  8. Ikuma: Using microbes to remove water contaminants: http://news.engineering.iastate.edu/2015/10/01/kaoru-ikuma-using-microbes-to-remove-water-contaminants/
  9. Say Kee Ong: http://www.engineering.iastate.edu/directory/?user_page=skong
  10. Chris Rehmann: http://www.engineering.iastate.edu/directory/?user_page=rehmann
  11. “Researchers mix data, engagement to develop plan for Squaw Creek”: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2013/06/27/squawcreek
  12. Johannes Van Leeuwen: http://www.engineering.iastate.edu/directory/?user_page=leeuwen
  13. Donna Lutz: http://www.engineering.iastate.edu/directory/?user_page=dslutz
  14. Professor Kejin Wang: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=kejinw
  15. Cerwick Faculty Professor Say Kee Ong: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/facultystaff/?user_page=skong
  16. Graduate: http://catalog.iastate.edu/collegeofengineering/civilengineering/#courseinventory
  17. Undergraduate: http://catalog.iastate.edu/collegeofengineering/civilengineering/#courseinventory
  18. Graduate Assistantships: http://www.grad-college.iastate.edu/common/finance/assistantships.php
  19. Other forms of financial aid: http://www.grad-college.iastate.edu/common/finance/
  20. Des Moines River Water Quality Network: http://home.eng.iastate.edu/~dslutz/dmrwqn/dmrwqn.html
  21. Detailed descriptions of environmental engineering research facilities: http://www.ccee.iastate.edu/research/facilities/environmental-engineering-research-facilities/

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