Technical interests: Advancement of international water resources data exchange and cross-domain interoperability and digital preservation of physical geoscience samples.
Jay L. Banner
F.M. Bullard Professor and Director of the Environmental Science Institute
Technical interests: Earth surface processes with the goal of understanding the interactions that occur between the atmosphere-land-ocean systems, and how these interactions are preserved in the geologic record.
Technical interests: Quality, impacts, and mitigation of urban, agricultural, and construction site stormwater runoff.
Technical interests: Real-time sensing and control of civil infrastructure; smart water systems; wireless sensor networks; urban flood mitigation; in-situ water quality monitoring; digital twin models for water infrastructure; coupled infrastructure systems modeling.
Research Engineer Associate III
Technical interests: Sediment transport processes and deposition to understand the evolution of both terrestrial and submarine landscapes.
Randall J. Charbeneau
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research with The UT System & Professor
Technical interests: Groundwater hydrology; subsurface fate and transport of chemicals; radiological assessment; modeling.
Technical interests: Management of critical, civil infrastructure systems, interdependencies, and vulnerabilities in various categories of cities at the interface of engineering and policy.
Technical interests: Hydrodynamics, transport and water quality issues in lakes, rivers and estuaries.
Technical interests: Environmental fluid mechanics, turbulence, sediment transport and mixing processes, experimental methods.
Lynn E. Katz
Director for Center for Water and the Environment & Professor
Technical interests: Contaminant fate and transport, combined abiotic/biotic treatment systems for in-situ remediation, environmental surface chemistry.
Kerry A. Kinney
Technical interests: The investigation of microorganisms in buildings as well as the development of treatment technologies for environmental contaminants.
Mary Jo Kirisits
Technical interests: Biological water treatment processes; application of molecular biology to biological water treatment processes; biofilms; quorum sensing in Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms.
Technical interests: Membranes, desalination, water treatment, wastewater recycling, reverse osmosis, biomimetic membranes, membrane proteins, electron microscopy, structural biology, biophysics, bioprocessing, artifical water channels, block copolymers.
Desmond F. Lawler
Technical interests: Particles in water and wastewater treatment processes; mathematical modeling of treatment processes; physical-chemical treatment; drinking and industrial process water treatment.
Professor and CAEE Graduate Advisor
Technical interests: Aquatic chemistry; contaminant transport; pollutant containment and remediation acid deposition; air pollution modeling.
Technical interests: Geographic information systems (GIS); expert systems and statistical techniques in hydrology and water resources planning; water use forecasting.
Daene C. McKinney
Technical interests: Sustainable management of water resources, transboundary river basins, optimization, uncertainty analysis, climate change adaptation, glacier-dominated river basins, cooperative game theory in water.
Technical interests: The application of sedimentary deposits and transport processes to unraveling the evolutions of terrestrial and submarine landscapes.
Technical interests: Multi-scale analysis of hydrological processes; dynamics of environmental transport on river networks and deltaic systems; quantitative analysis and modeling of landscape forming processes, geomorphic transport laws and subgrid-scale parameterization.
Technical interests: Nano-enabled water treatment technologies for developing and technologically advanced communities, safer by design of nanomaterials: environmental health and safety, and nanomaterial-reinforced sustainable infrastructure materials.
Dr. Saleh is an editor for the Journal of Hazardous Materials.
Technical interests: Resilient urban infrastructure, modeling and control of water networks, demand management, water resources systems management, cyber-physical urban systems, and fault diagnosis.
Gerald E. Speitel, Jr.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Technical interests: Treatment processes for hazardous organic chemicals including biodegradation and adsorption; drinking water treatment; computer models of treatment processes.
George H. Ward
Technical interests: Circulation and transport in costal systems, hydrometeorology, physical oceanography, climatology, meteorology, fisheries, aquaculture, limnology.
Charles J. Werth
Technical interests: Reactive transport and fate of pollutants in water resources, including groundwater and urban lakes, and the development of sustainable technologies for pollution removal from impacted waters.
Timothy L. Whiteaker
Associate Director for Center for Water and the Environment & Research Scientist
Technical interests: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in water resources engineering; hydrologic, hydraulic, and water quality modeling; scientific information management; bringing water resources engineering solutions to end users by developing Web and desktop applications.