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Faculty

Beth Ahner

Professor
Professor Ahner is currently serving as a CALS Senior Associate Dean in Roberts Hall.

Research Interests: Biological indicators of environmental stresses, toxicity and nutrition of trace metals.

Ahner Lab Website
Professor Ludmilla Aristilde

Ludmilla Aristilde

Associate Professor
Research Interests: Environmental chemistry and biochemistry of organic contaminants, natural organic substrates, and biomacromolecules; environmental toxicology;  engineering of natural particles for contaminant remediation.

Aristilde Lab Website
Kifle Gebremedhin
Research Interests: Animal stress physiology and bioenergetics (heat and mass transfer), design and analysis of post frame buildings, diaphragm action in metal-clad wood-frame buildings.

Jillian Goldfarb

Assistant Professor

A core challenge at the food-energy-water nexus is to produce energy from sources that do not compete with arable land for food, or tax our over-burdened water supply. The health of our climate hinges on our ability to transform vast quantities of carbonaceous wastes that would otherwise decompose into greenhouse gases into useful byproducts.

“Wouldn't it be amazing to run your car off of garbage and to clean water with farm waste? Using my skills as a Chemical-Environmental Engineer, my team investigates biomass to renewable energy conversions and develops sustainable materials to mitigate energy's environmental impact.”

Peter Hess

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Professor Hess is currently the Director of Graduate Studies for the BEE field.

Research Interests: Atmospheric chemistry and the effect of climate change on atmospheric chemistry, climate change, land use and atmospheric chemistry, interactions between atmospheric chemistry and biogeochemistry.

Hess Lab Website
Jean Hunter

Jean Hunter

Associate Professor; and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Professor Hunter is the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the BEE Department.

Research Interests: Bioprocess engineering, fermentation and enzyme technology, bioseparations, food engineering.
 
Dan Luo

Dan Luo

Professor
Research Interests: Molecular bioengineering for macro-molecule-based drug delivery, nucleic acid engineering, intracellular delivery, nanobiotechnology.

LuoLab Website
Todd Walter

M. Todd Walter

Professor and Director of the Water Resources Institute
Professor Walter is currently the Director of the Water Resources Institute.

Research Interests: Environmental fluid mechanics, contaminant transport, cold-regions hydrology, watershed modeling, environmental biophysics, watershed biogeochemistry, environmental engineering, eco-hydrology.

Ecohydrology Website

Water Resources Institute