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Fall 2017 Seminar Series

Environmental Engineering Research at UMBC, Part I

Friday, September 15, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Technology Research Center (TRC) : 206


Center for Urban Environmental Research and Education

Fall 2017 Seminar Series


Drs. Christopher Hennigan, Upal Ghosh, and Claire Welty
Department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering

“Environmental Engineering Research at UMBC, Part 1"

Friday, September 15, 2017

2:00 PM


This seminar series is free and open to the public.


Parking policy

Parking passes for off-campus guests in the TRC lot are required at the cost of $4.00 per car.  Parking passes may be picked up and paid for (cash only) before seminar by stopping by the CUERE office in TRC 102 /105 and seeing a staff member.  Please contact us at 410-455-1763 with any questions regarding logistics.  

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In this 2-week mini-series, environmental engineering faculty from UMBC’s Department of Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering will present brief overviews of their research. This week we will hear from Profs. Hennigan, Ghosh and Welty.  

Prof. Chris Henningan’s work is centered on issues of air pollution and atmospheric chemistry. A main goal is to understand the sources, transformation, and fate of pollutants in the atmosphere, focusing on a class of pollutants known as particulate matter or aerosols. Prof. Hennigan's research is carried out through a combination of atmospheric measurements, laboratory experimentation, and modeling work. 

Prof. Upal Ghosh explores fundamental process mechanisms that control pollutant fate in soils, sediments, and aquatic environments. This knowledge is used to develop novel remediation technologies and site-specific remediation goals. Recent projects have focused on contaminants such as PCBs, PAHs, pesticides, dioxins, and mercury and fall under three broad categories: (1) assessment of pollutant fate and bioavailability, (2) analytical methods for the assessment of pollutant bioavailability, and (3) development, demonstration, and technology transition of novel remediation technologies for polluted sediments.

Prof. Claire Welty’ work focuses on quantifying groundwater-surface water interactions in urban areas using mathematical models and field observations. The goal is to fuse earth science and engineering approaches to advance the understanding of urban hydrologic cycles and coupled biogeochemical cycles from neighborhood to regional scales. 

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