Overview of Research
Students and faculty in CEE address both basic and applied research to secure our water resources and promote a healthy environment and healthy society. Our researchers and collaborators also are committed to fulfilling the land grant mission of UVM through extensive community-based research and graduate study.
Faculty Research Areas
Applied Water Data Science & Sensing
Data Vizualization, Machine Learing, Decision-making, Sensors | Learn More
Faculty involved: Donna Rizzo, Scott Hamshaw, Kristen Underwood, Luis Garcia, Appala Raju Badireddy
Water and Human/Ecological Health
Ecohydrological resilience, ecosystem services, socio-hydrological systems, disease interaction | Learn More
Faculty involved: Arne Bomblies, Donna Rizzo, Elizabeth Doran, Appala Raju Badireddy
Climate Change Impacts on Natural & Built Infrastructure
Risk analysis, dam assessment, water hazards, extreme events | Learn More
Faculty involved: Mandar Dewoolkar, Kristen Underwood, Arne Bomblies, Elizabeth Doran
Water Treatment, Reuse, and Environmental Biotechnologies
Filtration, emerging contaminants, resource recovery, nanotechnology, water efficiency | Learn More
Faculty involved: Appala Raju Badireddy, Matthew Scarborough, Eric Roy, Joshua Faulkner, Courtney Giles
Advanced Computational Methods in Water Resources Management
Optimization, uncertainty, deep learning, numerical methods | Learn more
Faculty involved: George Pinder, Donna Rizzo, Arne Bomblies, Bree Mathon, Clelia Marti, Scott Hamshaw, Kristen Underwood
Engineering Hydrology & Fluvial Geomorphology
Groundwater, stormwater , surface water, wetlands & floodplains | Learn more
Faculty involved: Kristen Underwood, Arne Bomblies, George Pinder, Donna Rizzo, Joshua Faulkner, Eric Roy
CEE faculty oversee research groups and laboratorys, where they investigate a variety of pressing challenges in the water sciences and water resource engineering. Both graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to participate in research.
- Water Treatment & Environmental Nanotechnology (WTEN) Laboratory
- Environmental Microbiome Engineering Research Group (EMERG)
- Nutrient Cycling & Ecological Design Lab
Featured Graduated Students and Post-Doc Researchers
Ph.D. dissertation topic: Understanding the Hydroclimatic Variability in the Northeastern US from 1979–2018.
Ph.D. dissertation topic: Optimizing biogeochemical cycling through agroecosystems to enhance the environmental, social and economic sustainability of food systems.
Ph.D. dissertation topic: Scaling and Biofouling Control in Crossflow Membrane Systems
Dustin Kincaid, Post-doc
Project: Multi-scale watershed data analysis to understand ecohydrological resilience
Ph.D. dissertation topic: Optimization Tools to Identify and Evaluate Effective Floodplain Sites and Restoration Techniques
M.S. thesis topic: Anaerobic digestion and bioremediation for agricultural residues.
Featured Undergraduate Researchers
Project: Sustainable Methods for Data Collection on Flood Inundation and Floodplain Sediment Deposition.
Project: Studying the potential of anaerobic digestion as an alternate waste management system in order to address animal agriculture and food waste issues.
Project: Estimation of total suspended solids using satellite-based remote sensing in the Lake Champlain basin.
Project: Exploring the detection and delineation of hydrological events from turbidity sensor data to study watershed sediment dynamics.