Technical interests: Advancement of international water resources data exchange and cross-domain interoperability and digital preservation of physical geoscience samples.
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: 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.
Randall J. Charbeneau
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research with The UT System & Professor Emeritus
Technical interests: Groundwater hydrology; subsurface fate and transport of chemicals; radiological assessment; modeling.
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.
Technical interests: Geographic information systems (GIS); expert systems and statistical techniques in hydrology and water resources planning; water use forecasting.
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.
George H. Ward
Technical interests: Circulation and transport in costal systems, hydrometeorology, physical oceanography, climatology, meteorology, fisheries, aquaculture, limnology.
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.
Juan Pedro Maestre
Technical interests: Environmental Engineering and Microbiology. Specialised in microbiology of the Built Environment, COVID19, and Indoor Air Quality- using molecular biology tools and low-cost sensors for solving problems in natural and human-made systems.
Technical interests: Organic and Supramolecular Chemistry. Specialized in short peptide molecules and macrocycle-based ion transporters to develop a sustainable and environmentally friendly ion channel for separating critical elements and minerals.
Technical interests: ESRI (GIS) Products, data analytics, GIS emergency management, and Regional Planning. Experience with various spatial & analytical projects, employee development, and department strategic planning with respect to fire and flooding.
Senior Research Scientist
Technical interests: Disaster response, flood mapping, search and rescue operations. Over 30 years of experience in the Austin Fire Department.
Managing Director for SETx-UIFL
Technical interests: Intersection of sustainable development, community resilience, and flood risk management. In particular, exploring the possibility of nature-based solutions in building urban resilience.
Postdoctoral Research Affiliate
Technical interests: Researching drinking water microorganisms in water disinfection systems. the intersection of infrastructure and microbiology.
Technical interests: Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering. Environmental site assessment and remediation, regulatory compliance, ISO-compliant life cycle assessment (LCA), solid waste landfill design/permitting, and green and sustainable remediation.
Technical interests: Synthesis and characterization of inorganic, polymer, and layered materials. Expert in rare earth separation, environmental chemistry, and contaminant removal.