Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Our department focuses on the interface between people and the environment.
Uniquely situated in a school of public health, our interdisciplinary programs in air quality and atmospheric processes, human exposure and health effects, and sustainable water resources draw from faculty expertise in the physical and life sciences, engineering and policy. Our research strengths include:
- Characterizing exposures to contaminants in air, water, soil and workplaces;
- Developing engineering and policy solutions to environmental risks;
- Molecular approaches to understanding diseases caused by toxic substances in the environment; and
- Overcoming environmental health challenges in developing countries.
Grace Robinson Hyde, MSEE, chief engineer and general manager of the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) is the 2016 Environmental Sciences and Engineering Distinguished Alumna. Visit our Environmental Sciences and Engineering Alumni page for more details.
The Water Institute at UNC
Superfund Research Program
Engineers Without Borders
ENVR Student Organization (ENVRSO)
Chancellor’s Science Scholars
ESE Design Center
Biomarkers Mass Spectrometry Sub-Core
Bayesian Maximum Entropy (BME) Lab
UNC Institute for the Environment
UNC Environmental Resource Program (ERP)
UNC Department of Marine Sciences
UNC Institute of Marine Sciences
UNC Curriculum in Toxicology
Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS)
Occupational and Environmental
Exposure Science (OEES) Program
North Carolina Occupational
Safety and Health Education
and Research Center (NC OSHERC)
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Center for Environmental Medicine, Asthma and Lung Biology
Center for Galapagos Studies
Orlando Coronell, PhD, and Greg Characklis, PhD were interviewed by NBC Learn about drinking water.