Environmental Engineering

Female environmental engineering student working with a faculty member in the field

Environmental engineers can impact the world and our daily lives on both a local and global scale. They protect and preserve human health, wildlife and the environment by providing healthy water, air and land to sustain life at all levels. Through systems and structures that they have designed, constructed, and maintained, environmental engineering is essential in the delivery of clean water, removal of hazardous wastes and mediation of global warming.  Faculty at Case School of Engineering are involved in research projects that relate to water supply and resources, environmental systems modeling, wastewater management, solid waste management, hazardous waste management and remediation, atmospheric systems and air pollution control, and environmental and occupational health.

Institutes, centers and labs related to Environmental Engineering

The Hegarty Lab

The Hegarty Lab seeks to understand and ultimately engineer microbiomes to preserve human and environmental health.

Faculty who conduct research in Environmental Engineering

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Bridget Hegarty

Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering; understanding and engineering microbiomes; air quality; drinking water and wastewater treatment; AI and machine learning in environmental engineering; metagenomics and metatranscriptomics for environmental engineering application.

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Kurt Rhoads

Faculty Director, Roger E. Susi First-Year Engineering Experience
Roger E. Susi Associate Professor, Division of Engineering Leadership & Professional Practice
Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Engineers environmental water, wastewater and energy processes using biotechnology

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Huichun (Judy) Zhang

Frank H. Neff Professorship in Civil Engineering
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Examines fate and transformation of environmental contaminants in natural and engineered environments and develops advanced water/wastewater treatment technologies