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.
Professor Gregory Characklis will lead a team that has been awarded a $2.2 million NSF-USDA grant to develop innovative strategies for sustainably meeting future water demands in the Southeastern United States.
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