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Proposed Projects (2019)
Our unique program brings together students from environmental engineering, ecology, and environmental chemistry to share their perspectives on remediation and management of biotic and abiotic pollutants. All research projects are within the area of sustainable management to understand the role of environmental science and engineering in managing pollutants in natural systems. Below is a summary list of projects and links to a description of each. Click Here to Apply!

ProjectMentorDepartment
Advanced Porous Materials for Carbon Capture and SequestrationDr. Mario WriedtChemistry & Biomolecular Science

Ammonia Removal During Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion to Increase Energy Generation and Reactive Nitrogen RecoveryDr. Stefan GrimbergCivil and Environmental Engineering

An Examination of Mercury Mobilization in St. Lawrence River WetlandsDr. Michael R. TwissBiology

Assessing the hydrologic impacts of stage-discharge relationships: An integrated field- and model-based investigationDr. Ian KnackCivil and Environmental Engineering

Cement Free Low-Embodied-Energy ConcreteDr. Sulapha PeethamparanCivil and Environmental Engineering

Decommission and Removal of Old DamsDr. Weiming WuCivil and Environmental Engineering

Degradation of Contaminants in Drinking Water by Electrical Discharge PlasmaDr. Selma MededovicChemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Exploring the Split Incentive: Motivations for Resource Efficiency Among Students Who Do Not Pay the BillsDr. Susan PowersInstitute for a Sustainable Environment

Investigation of Surface Reactivity & Environmental Transformation of NanoparticlesDr. Silvana AndreescuChemistry & Biomolecular Science

LEED for Communities in the New York Olympic RegionDr. Stephen BirdHumanities and Social Sciences

LEED for Communities in the New York Olympic RegionErik Backus, M.S.Civil and Environmental Engineering

Macroalgae Aquaculture for Nutrient Recovery and Bioenergy Production at Wastewater Treatment Plants with Ocean OutfallsDr. Shane RogersCivil and Environmental Engineering

Motivating Energy and Resource Conservation Behavior by GamificationDr. Daqing HouElectrical and Computer Engineering

Range and Distribution of Rare Turtle Species Delineated with E-DNA for Conservation PracticeDr. Tom LangenBiology

Small Wind Turbines Research for Sustainable Energy PracticesDr. Kenneth D. VisserMechanical & Aeronautical Engineering

The Fate and Transport of Emerging Contaminants in the Great Lakes EnvironmentDr. Thomas HolsenCivil and Environmental Engineering

Water Desalination using Nano-Porous Graphene Membrane: Non-Equilibrium Molecular Dynamics StudyDr. Eunsu PaekChemical and Biomolecular Engineering