The Environmental Processes faculty focus on advancing fundamental knowledge and developing sustainable technologies that can contribute to the paradigm shifts needed to face the most urgent environmental challenges facing human societies such as energy/resources crises and climate change. We train our students to develop the skills and ability to apply multi-disciplinary tools and more sustainable approaches for reducing detrimental environmental and health impacts resulting from chemical and biological contaminants. Our faculty are experimentalists and modelers exploring fundamental changes to earth system processes and elemental cycling, the fate and transformation of emerging chemical and microbiological contaminants, the eco-evolutionary dynamics of spatially-structured populations, and the recovery of valuable resources from waste streams. We are also technological innovators, developing monitoring tools and sustainable treatment and recovery technologies to protect public health from exposure to chemical and biological contaminants and new processes for producing clean energy carriers.
Research Area Faculty
The faculty researchers in this area exemplify the collaborative nature of the work done at Cornell Engineering.