ESE Faculty Profiles

Faculty affiliated with the Center for the Environment and the ESE program include over 100 researchers from across campus, all of which are interested in interdisciplinary research and education on environmental topics. Below we show faculty currently affiliated with the program. There are many unique and emerging issues in environmental sciences that faculty are pursuing.

Last Name First Name Department(s)
Wilhelm Roland Agronomy

Roland Wilhelm

Research Areas

We test theories and new biotechnologies using molecular (‘omic’) techniques, model systems, and bioinformatics. Our aim is to improve ecosystem management by uncovering the stable interactions between plants, microbes, and fungi in their in situ environmental contexts. We recruit students interested in doing microbiome research in the field, lab and in silico.

Current Projects

We use molecular (‘-omic’) and culturing-based methods to characterize individuals and communities of microorganisms and measure their contributions to ecosystem processes, often using stable isotopes. We are interested in understanding the ecology and function of microbes in their environmental context, and how their responses reflect changing conditions. We are also interested in studying and developing ways to promote stable interactions among microbes, plants, and fungi. Current topics include: (i) the modes of microbial attachment and colonization of plant and soil surfaces (‘surface ecology’), (ii) the biology of microorganisms that degrade plant-derived aromatics and secondary metabolites, and (iii) characterizing the physiological and metabolic traits that affect cooperation and competition among organisms.

Contact

Email: rcwilhelm@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Roland Wilhelm


Saraswat Dharmendra Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Dharmendra Saraswat

Research Areas

Investigating applications of information, communication and sensing technologies (ICSTs) for addressing issues in plant production (field and nursery crops ) and management of natural resources.

Current Projects

Exploring applications of machine learning and deep learning for plant production and environmental issues.

Contact

Email: saraswat@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Dharmendra Saraswat


Dharmendra Saraswat
Jafvert Chad Civil Engineering

Chad Jafvert

Research Areas

Environmental water chemistry, drinking water treatment in developing countries, surface water quality, environmental remediation, real-time water quality monitoring.

Contact

Email: jafvert@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Chad Jafvert


Chad Jafvert
Rapp Randy Polytechnic Institute

Randy Rapp

Research Areas

Disaster Restoration and Reconstruction Management; Building Demolition; Economic Analysis; Construction Cost Estimating; Construction Site Planning

Contact

Email: rrapp@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Randy Rapp


Randy Rapp
Pijanowski Bryan Forestry and Natural Resources

Bryan Pijanowski

Research Areas

Soundscape Ecology, Ecological Informatics, Landscape Ecology, Biogeography, GIS, Ornithology

Contact

Email: bpijanow@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Bryan Pijanowski


Bryan Pijanowski
Whelton Andrew Civil Engineering, Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Andrew Whelton

Research Areas

Environmental chemistry and engineering; Disaster science and engineering; Polymer science and engineering; Water quality, infrastructure, and public health.

Current Projects

Microplastics in plumbing.  Post disaster building testing and decontamination.

Contact

Email: awhelton@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Andrew Whelton


Andrew Whelton
Gkritza Konstantina Nadia Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Civil Engineering

Konstantina Nadia Gkritza

Research Areas

Transportation electrification, sustainability, travel demand modeling.

Current Projects

ASPIRE, NSF, ERC

Contact

Email: nadia@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Konstantina Nadia Gkritza


Konstantina Nadia Gkritza
Zhou Zhi George Civil Engineering, Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Zhi George Zhou

Research Areas

Environmental biotechnology, antibiotic resistance, biofuel, water quality, water treatment, point-of-use water filtration.

Current Projects

Emerging contaminant removal and microbial growth in membrane filtration and activated carbon point-of-use technologies Advancing remote sensing of the biogeochemical state of midwestern inland waters.

Contact

Email: zhizhou@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Zhi George Zhou


Zhi George Zhou
Zhao Fu Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Fu Zhao

Research Areas

Life cycle assessment; material flow analysis; recycling

Current Projects

1. Life cycle assessment of a variety of new processes for rare earth, lithium, nickel, and others. 2. Life cycle assessment of strong live wood 3. Life cycle assessment of biosorption process 4. EV battery and motor recycling

Contact

Email: fzhao@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Fu Zhao


Fu Zhao
Volenec Jeff Agronomy

Jeff Volenec

Research Areas

Dr. Volenec’s research resides at the intersection of agriculture and the environment. His work aims to understand how crop plants adapt to stress, including climate change, and to explore how genotype x environment x management interactions might be used to enhance plant productivity and resilience.

Current Projects

Crop Ecology and Input Use Efficiencies. Devising cropping systems with the diverse phenologies and the broad adaptation necessary to exploit underutilized temporal and spatial niches is critical to enhancing the health and sustainability of the Midwest cornbelt. Volenec and collaborators are working to develop novel management systems for Midwestern US crop system intensification and diversification that will increase the output or value of multiple ecosystem services (ES) when compared to conventional management. This includes strategic inclusion of mulch and cover crop systems that will provide significant economic income for farmers without displacing or reducing yields of existing crops. Performance metrics include enhancing profit and efficient use of water, nutrients, and radiation, while reducing production of greenhouse gases and loss of nutrients to surface waters.

Contact

Email: jvolenec@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Jeff Volenec


Jeff Volenec
Troy Cary Civil Engineering

Cary Troy

Research Areas

Coastal processes, Environmental fluid mechanics, Physical Limnology, Water Science

Current Projects

Characterization of Lake Michigan shoreline processes - a combination of field measurements, historical data analysis, and shoreline model simulations.

Contact

Email: troy@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Cary Troy


Cary Troy
Sutherland John Environmental and Ecological Engineering

John Sutherland

Research Areas

With a foundation in areas such as environmental and ecological engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, and industrial engineering, our team is conducting innovative research at the interface of manufacturing and the environment that has an impact.

Current Projects

We have multiple projects. Our general aim is to apply the principles of sustainability to manufacturing. Current areas of research include smart/sustainable manufacturing, circular economy (including recycling and remanufacturing), environmental life cycle assessment, techno-economic assessment, sustainability of bioenergy systems, green manufacturing planning, product design for the environment, and social sustainability of manufacturing.

Contact

Email: jwsuther@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of John Sutherland


John Sutherland
Specht Aaron Health and Human Sciences

Aaron Specht

Research Areas

My work primarily focuses on 3 areas: 1) building instrumentation to make quantification of environmental pollutants easier in population or ecological health projects; 2) implementation of my novel technologies into existing cohort studies or environmental health studies; and 3) developing new studies centered on the added capabilities afforded using my new technology and the implications of these measurements in toxicological health.

Current Projects

I have three currently funded projects within my lab: 1) Development of a novel X-ray fluorescence tool to quantify exposures in the military. 2) Measure long-term lead exposure and identify potential neurological motor dysfunction for future studies in occupationally exposed cohorts. 3) Using micro X-ray fluorescence to map biomarkers from humans and animals to investigate potential health impacts in neurodegeneration or exposure studies.

Contact

Email: aspecht@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Aaron Specht


Aaron Specht
Singh Shweta Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Shweta Singh

Research Areas

Sustainable Manufacturing, Machine Learning in Sustainability Science, Coupled Modeling, Life Cycle Analysis, Industrial Ecology

Contact

Email: singh294@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Shweta Singh


Shweta Singh
Shah Amisha Civil Engineering, Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Amisha Shah

Research Areas

Dr. Shah’s research and teaching interests include the areas of environmental chemistry, contaminant reaction kinetics, mechanisms and by-product formation, analytical chemistry, and mass transport mechanisms as it pertains to water treatment, water quality, and impacts to climate change. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and is a recipient of several awards including the EEE Instructional Excellence Award (2018).

Contact

Email: adshah@purdue.edu


Amisha Shah
Prokopy Linda Forestry and Natural Resources, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Linda Prokopy

Research Areas

Understanding what motivates farmers to adopt environmentally friendly practices and diverse cropping systems.

Current Projects

Diverse Corn Belt - https://diversecornbelt.org/

Contact

Email: lprokopy@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Linda Prokopy


Linda Prokopy
Ni Jiqin JQ Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Jiqin JQ Ni

Research Areas

Agricultural air quality monitoring, modeling, and mitigation. Animal environment and welfare. Anaerobic digestion of agricultural and agro-industrial wastes for energy production and pollution reduction. Agricultural waste management.

Contact

Email: jiqin@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Jiqin JQ Ni


Jiqin JQ Ni
Mosier Nathan Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Nathan Mosier

Research Areas

Renewable fuels, chemicals, and polymers.

Current Projects

Soybean oil conversion to high-value lubricants.

Contact

Email: mosiern@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Nathan Mosier


Nathan Mosier
Masta Stephanie Curriculum and Instruction, Engineering Education

Stephanie Masta

Research Areas

The focus of my research is on the educational experiences of Brown and Black students, and how those experiences reflect the colonial nature of educational institutions.

Current Projects

I am currently working on a project funded through the Spencer Foundation, which studies the experiences of Indigenous graduate students in STEM disciplines.

Contact

Email: szywicki@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Stephanie Masta


Stephanie Masta
Ma Zhao Forestry and Natural Resources

Zhao Ma

Research Areas

My Human Dimensions Lab focuses on one overarching research question: How do individuals and organizations make environmental and natural resource decisions in the context of social-ecological change? We examine environmental and natural resource decision-making processes at multiple scales in multiple contexts, with a particular focus on how individuals and organizations make environmental and natural resource decisions in response to various ecological, climatic, social, economic, political, and cultural changes and how various environmental and natural resource decisions subsequently impact individuals, households, communities, organizations, and landscapes.

Current Projects

1. Perceptions and management of soil contamination in urban farms in Indiana (PhD student: Nathan Shoaf) 2. Conservation-oriented adaptation to climate change in Rhode Island (PhD student: Mary Strickland) 3. Community forest restoration project in Hawaii (PhD student: Rebekah O'hara) 4. Purdue Climate Change Research Center (2021-2023). PI. Incorporating community agency in reducing uncontrolled wildfires (PhD student: Katy Dix) 5. Community revitalization in Areas of Concerns in the Great Lakes region (MS student: Isabelle Staph) 6. Delta Stewardship Council Delta Science Program (2021-2024). Co-PI. Integrating social and ecological research to control invasive species: Fostering collective action among private and public stakeholders (A collaborative grant with Suisun Resource Conservation District, Utah State University, Santa Clara University, Chapman University; post-doc: Vaish Tripuraneni) 7. USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station (2020-2023). PI. Oak ecosystem restoration on private lands across Chicago and the Driftless Area. 8. National Science Foundation, Geography and Spatial Sciences Program (2017-2022). PI. Co-producing environmental conservation and social equity: Is conditionality in Payments for Ecosystem Services a necessity or impediment? 9. Indiana Department of Natural Resources (2018-2022). Co-PI (PI: Rob Swihart). Integrated deer management in Indiana.

Contact

Email: zhaoma@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Zhao Ma


Zhao Ma
Laskin Alexander Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Alexander Laskin

Research Areas

Chemistry of Atmospheric Aerosols; Environmental Chemistry

Current Projects

Atmospheric Brown Carbon; Airborne Nano-Plastic Particles; Chemical Imaging and Molecular Characterization of Aerosols

Contact

Email: alaskin@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Alexander Laskin


Alexander Laskin
Hutzel William Bill Polytechnic Institute

William Bill Hutzel

Research Areas

Professor Hutzel conducts research into Net Zero Energy Buildings, focusing on solar energy, building automation, and Indoor Environmental Quality.

Contact

Email: hutzelw@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of William Bill Hutzel


William Bill Hutzel
Hook Tomas Forestry and Natural Resources

Tomas Hook

Research Areas

Aquatic Ecology

Current Projects

Our research focuses on fish and fisheries ecology in the Great Lakes and other lentic systems. We are particularly interested in understanding how natural processes and various stressors structure the population and community dynamics of these systems.

Contact

Email: thook@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Tomas Hook


Tomas Hook
Holland Jeffrey Entomology

Jeffrey Holland

Research Areas

Spatial ecology and biodiversity, focused upon how large-scale landscape patterns influence the flow of pest and beneficial insects.

Current Projects

Impact of exotic beetles on habitat of an endangered bird in southern California The Hardwood Ecosystem Experiment, a 100-year large-scale study of forestry impacts upon biodiversity and oak regeneration Invasion dynamics of spongy moth.

Contact

Email: jdhollan@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Jeffrey Holland


Jeffrey Holland
Hoagland Lori Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Lori Hoagland

Research Areas

I study agroecology to help support local and sustainable food production systems. I am especially interested in learning how to manage beneficial plant-soil-microbial relationships to improve nutrient-use efficiency and prevent fertilizer loss, reduce the need for pesticides to control crop diseases, and prevent the uptake of toxic heavy metals into edible produce to protect consumer health. Most of my projects are conducted on-farm using a participatory research approach. This helps determine how local soil and environmental factors influence plant-soil-microbial relationships while also leveraging local knowledge and empowering farmers to help develop more sustainable management practices.

Current Projects

Tomato Organic Management and Improvement Project (TOMI) https://eorganic.info/tomi. The long-term goal this large multistate, multidisciplinary project is to overcome the challenge of crop diseases in organic farming systems by: 1) identifying soil management practices that promote populations of native soil microbes with pathogen suppressive activity, 2) identifying factors that can better support the survival and efficacy of biopesticides which contain live cultures of pathogen suppressive microbes under field conditions, 3) developing new open-pollinated tomato varieties that have genetic resistance to the most virulent pathogen strains and produce fruit with exceptional flavor, 4) identifying mechanisms mediating differences in responsiveness among tomato germplasm to beneficial microbes that induce systemic resistance to pathogens, and 5) developing new tools and breeding strategies to integrate selection for beneficial plant-soil-microbial relationships into tomato breeding programs.

Contact

Email: lhoaglan@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Lori Hoagland


Lori Hoagland
Grant Richard Agronomy

Richard Grant

Research Areas

Research in the emission of trace gasses such as H2S, N2O, NH3, CH4, and CO2 from agricultural sources.

Current Projects

Transport of N2O through the soil and emission into the atmosphere throughout the year and transport and emission of NH3 in maize canopies.

Contact

Email: rgrant@purdue.edu


Richard Grant
Flanagan Dennis Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Dennis Flanagan

Research Areas

Soil erosion by water mechanics, prediction, and control.

Current Projects

Water Erosion Prediction Project (WEPP) model development and applications.

Contact

Email: flanagan@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Dennis Flanagan


Dennis Flanagan
Zhuang Qianlai Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Qianlai Zhuang

Research Areas

Interactions among atmosphere, biosphere, and human dimension in the context of climate change, chemical element cycles, and policy-making

Contact

Email: qzhuang@purdue.edu


Qianlai Zhuang
Zhang Hao Forestry and Natural Resources, Statistics

Hao Zhang

Research Areas

Analysis of spatial and space-time data as it relates to climatology, geophysics, natural resources, agriculture, economics

Contact

Email: zhanghao@purdue.edu


Hao Zhang
Yu David Civil Engineering

David Yu

Research Areas

Disaster resilience. Community resilience to natural and man-made hazards and how the interplay between physical and social processes shape community resilience.

Contact

Email: davidyu@purdue.edu


David Yu
West Terry Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Terry West

Research Areas

Engineering geology

Contact

Email: trwest@purdue.edu


Terry West
Welp Lisa Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Lisa Welp

Research Areas

Stable-isotope biogeochemistry, exchange of water and carbon dioxide between land biosphere and atmosphere, boreal forest carbon cycle

Contact

Email: lwelp@purdue.edu


Lisa Welp
Wells Ellen Health and Human Sciences

Ellen Wells

Research Areas

Environmental epidemiology

Current Projects

Multiple metals in children

Contact

Email: wells54@purdue.edu


Ellen Wells
Wang Lei Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Lei Wang

Research Areas

Fundamental dynamics and variability of mid-latitude atmospheric waves, especially high-impact extreme weather and climate events

Contact

Email: leiwang@purdue.edu


Lei Wang
Vyn Tony Agronomy

Tony Vyn

Research Areas

Cropping Systems, Tillage and Nutrient Use Efficiencies in Corn Production

Contact

Email: tvyn@purdue.edu


Tony Vyn
Turco Ron Agronomy

Ron Turco

Research Areas

Remediation technologies, microbiology, microbial ecology

Contact

Email: rturco@purdue.edu


Ron Turco
Tao Bernard Agricultural and Biological Engineering, Food Science

Bernard Tao

Research Areas

Renewable resource utilization, polymer coating, plant lipids, biosensors

Contact

Email: tao@purdue.edu


Bernard Tao
Simsek Halis Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Halis Simsek

Research Areas

Environmental Engineering

Contact

Email: simsek@purdue.edu


Halis Simsek
Shao Guofan Forestry and Natural Resources

Guofan Shao

Research Areas

GIS, large scale land use, international issues

Contact

Email: shao@purdue.edu


Guofan Shao
Shan Jie Civil Engineering

Jie Shan

Research Areas

Geospatial data science; Geographic information system/science and its applications; Remote sensing for urban areas

Current Projects

Interaction and effect of transportation to public safety and possibly to the environment

Contact

Email: jshan@purdue.edu


Jie Shan
Sepulveda Maria Forestry and Natural Resources

Maria Sepulveda

Research Areas

Assess impacts of contaminants and other stressors on aquatic organisms.

Current Projects

Current Projects

Contact

Email: mssepulv@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Maria Sepulveda


Maria Sepulveda
Searle Catherine L. Biological Sciences

Catherine L. Searle

Research Areas

Disease ecology, community ecology, host-parasite interactions, freshwater biology

Contact

Email: searlec@purdue.edu


Catherine L. Searle
Schulze Darrell Agronomy

Darrell Schulze

Research Areas

Soil mineralogy, chemistry, pedology

Contact

Email: dschulze@purdue.edu


Darrell Schulze
Sadoff Cliff Entomology

Cliff Sadoff

Research Areas

Biological control, landscape entomology, prevent spread of invasive species, sustainable ag

Contact

Email: csadof@purdue.edu


Cliff Sadoff
Richmond Doug Entomology

Doug Richmond

Research Areas

Soil insect ecology, biological control, plant-insect interactions

Contact

Email: drichmond@purdue.edu


Doug Richmond
Raymond Leigh Political Science

Leigh Raymond

Research Areas

Environmental policy and politics, especially climate policy, PES policies, and policy framing

Current Projects

Strategies for reducing energy consumption and increasing quality of life through feedback on energy in multi-family affordable housing. 

Communication around risk management policies and tradeoffs related to disease outbreaks, such as Zika.

Contact

Email: lraymond@purdue.edu


Leigh Raymond
Rao Suresh Civil Engineering, Agronomy

Suresh Rao

Research Areas

Hydrology, contaminant transport, sustainability

Contact

Email: pscr@purdue.edu


Suresh Rao
Proctor Caitlin Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Caitlin Proctor

Research Areas

Drinking Water Safety, Water Treatment, Microbial Ecology, Bioprocesses

Contact

Email: proctoc@purdue.edu


Caitlin Proctor
Porterfield Marshall Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Marshall Porterfield

Research Areas

Physiological sensing technologies for research applications in biology, agriculture, and medicine

Contact

Email: porterf@purdue.edu


Marshall Porterfield
Penn Chad Agronomy

Chad Penn

Research Areas

Fertility, water quality, nutrient management, soil chemistry

Current Projects

Nutrient management and water quality

Contact

Email: chad.penn@usda.gov


Chad Penn
Nies Loring (Larry) Civil Engineering

Loring (Larry) Nies

Research Areas

Life cycle analysis, sustainability, nanotech impacts, bioremediation

Contact

Email: nies@purdue.edu


Loring (Larry) Nies
Nateghi Roshanak (Roshi) Industrial Engineering (primary), Environmental and Ecological Engineering (joint appointment)

Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi

Research Areas

Sustainability and Resilience of Critical Infrastructure Systems

Contact

Email: rnateghi@purdue.edu


Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi
Mickelbart Michael Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Michael Mickelbart

Research Areas

Plant Physiology

Contact

Email: mmickelb@purdue.edu


Michael Mickelbart
Michalski Greg Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Greg Michalski

Research Areas

Biogeochemistry, nitrogen cycling, air/water pollution, modeling isotopes

Contact

Email: gmichals@purdue.edu


Greg Michalski
Lumkes John Agricultural and Biological Engineering

John Lumkes

Research Areas

Agricultural robotics and mechanization

Contact

Email: lumkes@purdue.edu


John Lumkes
Liu Sa Health and Human Sciences

Sa Liu

Research Areas

Exposure assessment, environmental and occupational health sciences, air pollution, water pollution, community engaged research.

Current Projects

To assess a community’s concerns and perceptions about the contamination and health risks associated with tetrachloroethylene and other chlorinated volatile organic compounds; quantify exposures and study the impact of the contaminants on visual and neurocognitive functions, and compare cancer rates in the community to county and state rates; co-design and implement with the community an action plan to reduce the exposures and health impact; and evaluate the effectiveness of the process, identifying pathways for moving from research to effective actions. (NIH/NIEHS R01ES033486)

Contact

Email: saliu@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Sa Liu


Sa Liu
Lee Linda Agronomy, ESE Program Head

Linda Lee

Research Areas

Environmental chemistry

Contact

Email: lslee@purdue.edu


Linda Lee
Ladisch Michael Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Michael Ladisch

Research Areas

Bioprocess engineering as it applies to bioproducts, biorecovery, and bionanotechnology

Contact

Email: ladisch@purdue.edu


Michael Ladisch
Kulatunga Athula Electrical and Computer Engineering, Polytechnic

Athula Kulatunga

Research Areas

Energy management and efficiency, industrial process controls

Contact

Email: nkulatun@purdue.edu


Athula Kulatunga
Kladivko Eileen Agronomy

Eileen Kladivko

Research Areas

Soil Physics, Land Management, Preferential flow of chemicals through soils

Contact

Email: kladivko@purdue.edu


Eileen Kladivko
Kaplan Ian Entomology

Ian Kaplan

Research Areas

Insect Ecology, Specialty Crops

Contact

Email: ikaplan@purdue.edu


Ian Kaplan
Johnston Cliff Agronomy

Cliff Johnston

Research Areas

Biogeochemistry, mineral physics, nanoscience, soil science, spectroscopy

Contact

Email: clays@purdue.edu


Cliff Johnston
Jacobs Douglass Forestry and Natural Resources

Douglass Jacobs

Research Areas

Forest Restoration, Ecophysiology

Contact

Email: djacobs@purdue.edu


Douglass Jacobs
Ileleji Klein Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Klein Ileleji

Research Areas

Biomass feedstock logistics, processing, particulate flows and handling

Contact

Email: ileleji@purdue.edu


Klein Ileleji
Hubbard Bryan Civil Engineering

Bryan Hubbard

Research Areas

Construction, architecture

Contact

Email: bhubbard@purdue.edu


Bryan Hubbard
Huang Yiwei Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Yiwei Huang

Research Areas

Participatory Design and Planning; Green Way and Green Infrastructure; Environmental Justice

Current Projects

Downscaling and visualizing climate change scenarios to advance environmental justice and maximize local participation.

Contact

Email: huan1655@purdue.edu


Yiwei Huang
Hua Inez Civil Engineering

Inez Hua

Research Areas

Environmental chemistry and fate, industrial ecology and sustainability

Contact

Email: hua@purdue.edu


Inez Hua
Howarter John Materials Engineering

John Howarter

Research Areas

Research interests are centered around reducing the operational energy footprint of polymer membranes through material design

Contact

Email: howarter@purdue.edu


John Howarter
Horton W Travis Civil Engineering

W Travis Horton

Research Areas

Architectural Engineering

Contact

Email: wthorton@purdue.edu


W Travis Horton
Haviarova Eva Forestry and Natural Resources

Eva Haviarova

Research Areas

Sustainable forest industry development, emerging furniture design

Contact

Email: ehaviar@purdue.edu


Eva Haviarova
Hardiman Brady Forestry and Natural Resources, Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Brady Hardiman

Research Areas

Forest ecology, Ecology of coupled natural & human systems

Contact

Email: hardimanb@purdue.edu


Brady Hardiman
Hallett Steve Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Steve Hallett

Research Areas

Botany and Plant Pathology

Contact

Email: halletts@purdue.edu


Steve Hallett
Grillos Tara Political Sciences

Tara Grillos

Research Areas

Environmental policy in developing countries; human decision-making and behavior in the context of sustainable development; participatory processes and stakeholder engagement

Contact

Email: tgrillos@purdue.edu


Tara Grillos
Goforth Reuben Forestry and Natural Resources

Reuben Goforth

Research Areas

Aquatic ecology, GIS, watersheds, land use sustainability

Contact

Email: rgoforth@purdue.edu


Reuben Goforth
Gitau Margaret Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Margaret Gitau

Research Areas

Hydrologic and water quality modeling, Trends and impacts of land use, land management and climate on hydrology and water quality, Sustainable water quality management, Development of computer and internet-based applications.

Contact

Email: mgitau@purdue.edu


Margaret Gitau
Garrison James Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering

James Garrison

Research Areas

Earth observation, remote sensing, satellite navigation and positioning

Contact

Email: jgarriso@purdue.edu


James Garrison
Frisbee Marty Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Marty Frisbee

Research Areas

Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions

Contact

Email: mdfrisbee@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Marty Frisbee


Marty Frisbee
Frankenberger Jane Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Jane Frankenberger

Research Areas

Watershed management, water quality, hydrology, GIS, agricultural water management

Contact

Email: frankenb@purdue.edu


Jane Frankenberger
Filley Tim Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Science, Agronomy

Tim Filley

Research Areas

Soil organic matter dynamics, Impacts of biological invasions, stable isotope biogeochemistry, pollutant-soil interactions

Contact

Email: filley@purdue.edu


Tim Filley
Fei Songlin Forestry and Natural Resources

Songlin Fei

Research Areas

Sustaining Hardwood Ecosystems (SHE)

Contact

Email: sfei@purdue.edu


Songlin Fei
Engelberth Abigail Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Abigail Engelberth

Research Areas

Biological engineering and bioenergy

Contact

Email: aengelbe@purdue.edu


Abigail Engelberth
Engel Bernie Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Bernie Engel

Research Areas

Water Quality, Drainage, Subirrigation, Surface Irrigation and Erosion Control

Contact

Email: engelb@purdue.edu


Bernie Engel
Crawford Melba Agronomy, Civil Engineering

Melba Crawford

Research Areas

Geomatics engineering surveying, environmental engineering, high performance computing

Contact

Email: mcrawford@purdue.edu


Melba Crawford
Cherkauer Keith Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Keith Cherkauer

Research Areas

Hydrologic modeling and observations, Remote sensing, Unmanned aircraft system applications in hydrology and agriculture, Crop modeling, Climate and land use change impact assessment on water resources.

Contact

Email: cherkaue@purdue.edu


Keith Cherkauer
Cai Hua Industrial Engineering

Hua Cai

Research Areas

Environmental implications of emerging technologies, Urban sustainabilty, Industrial ecology and Complex adaptive systems

Current Projects

Sustainable development of new mobility systems

Contact

Email: huacai@purdue.edu


Hua Cai
Brouder Sylvie Agronomy

Sylvie Brouder

Research Areas

Soil ecology, crop nutrient management, biofuel sources and production impacts on water and soil

Current Projects

Sustainable Food, Energy, and Water Systems (SFEWS) NRT grant project with Dr. Rakesh Agrawal, a  collaboration between College of Agriculture and College of Engineering.

Contact

Email: sbrouder@purdue.edu


Sylvie Brouder
Bowling Laura Agronomy

Laura Bowling

Research Areas

Watershed Hydrology, Hydroclimatology, GIS & Remote Sensing

Current Projects

  • Watershed management in Peru
  • Regional groundwater modeling in the US

Contact

Email: bowling@purdue.edu


Laura Bowling
Boor Brandon Civil Engineering, Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Brandon Boor

Blatchley Ernest (Chip) Civil Engineering, Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Ernest (Chip) Blatchley

Research Areas

Physico/chemical processes of environmental engineering; water disinfection, advanced oxidation processes, and water supply in developing countries.

Contact

Email: blatch@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Ernest (Chip) Blatchley


Ernest (Chip) Blatchley
Aubeneau Antoine Civil Engineering

Antoine Aubeneau

Research Areas

Groundwater and surface-water mixing along river networks

Contact

Email: aubeneau@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Antoine Aubeneau


Antoine Aubeneau
Armstrong Shalamar Agronomy

Shalamar Armstrong

Research Areas

Soil & Land Use

Contact

Email: sarmstro@purdue.edu


Shalamar Armstrong
Alter Kirk Building Construction Management

Kirk Alter

Research Areas

Sustainable construction

Contact

Email: alterk@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Kirk Alter


Kirk Alter
Adams Robin Engineering Education, Environmental and Ecological Engineering

Robin Adams

Research Areas

Three interconnecting areas: cross-disciplinary thinking, acting, and being; design cognition and learning; and translating educational research to practice. A key goal is to empirically develop “languages for learning” in areas central to the practice of engineering – cross-disciplinarity and design. A language of learning characterizes what it means to know, be able to do, or be as a professional and how and why this changes over time and through experiences as a learning trajectory.

Current Projects

Currently, longitudinal study of connected knowing - the underlying logics linking what students notice about a design situation (context), how that shapes what they do (practice), and for what purpose (use).

Contact

Email: rsadams@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Robin Adams


Robin Adams
Huber Matthew Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

Matthew Huber

Research Areas

Climate Change. Heat waves. Sustainability. Paleoclimate modeling. Large-scale atmosphere-ocean dynamics. Polar amplification. Tropical thermostats. ENSO. Tropical Cyclones.

Contact

Email: huberm@purdue.edu

Link: Website/profile of Matthew Huber


Matthew Huber

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