Students will be provided a supportive learning environment that will encourage them to understand the environmental transport and transformation of chemicals and infectious agents, protect vulnerable populations from toxic exposures, mitigate the impacts of climate change on air, water and health and engineer a healthy, sustainable and resilient future.
Our Recent News
Doctoral student Riley Vickers is working to improve access to clean water by working with an interdisciplinary team of chemists, computational modelers and environmental engineers at UNC-Chapel Hill to develop new filters that make water purification more energy efficient. Read more.
Climate talks can solve another global crisis: Air pollution
Professor Jason West, PhD, contributed an op-ed in The Hill, where he talked about the links between climate change and air pollution.
Message from the Chair
While I write this message, I am sheltering in place to help slow the spread of a deadly virus and writing interdisciplinary proposals to better understand its environmental transmission. This work is uniquely possible at a place like Gillings, where engineering, science and public health are found together, and where health equity has always been a central part of our mission.Read more from Dr. Turpin.