Courses Taught:

CEE 3340 Environmental Engineering Laboratory

This undergraduate course teaches theories and applications of environmental laboratory methods for measurements of fundamental properties and characteristics of dissolved and particulate constituents in water, air and soil systems. This course, with a set of laboratory exercises and corresponding lectures, is intended to provide undergraduate students with hands-on experience in laboratory experiments to monitor and evaluate important environmental processes.  Students will have the opportunities to demonstrate the capability to analyze environmental samples, conduct laboratory experiments, critically analyze experimental data, and present the experimental results.

 

CEE 4300 Environmental Engineering Systems

This undergraduate course teaches environmental engineering issues associated with water, air and land pollution, including risk assessment, groundwater contamination, global climate change and sustainable technologies.  

 

CEE 6312 Chemical Principles in Environmental Engineering

This graduate course is designed to teach students a fundamental understanding of the chemical and related processes that affect the chemistry of water resources, and develop their ability to apply chemical equilibrium and kinetic principles to solve quantitative problems regarding the behavior of chemical substances in water. Key topics include background fundamentals on thermodynamic equilibrium; activity-concentration relationship; chemical kinetics; chemical elements of natural waters; fundamentals of organic compounds, water chemistry on acid-base systems; chemical speciation and modeling; air-water exchange; complexation/solubility of metals in water; redox reactions, and advanced topics on chemistry of oxidants in water treatment; surface chemistry and sorption; nutrient cycles. 

 

CEE 6350 Advanced Environmental Chemistry 

This is an advanced, graduate course focusing on examination of processes that affect the behavior and fate of organic contaminants in aquatic environments.  The lectures will begin with intermolecular interactions and thermodynamic principles governing the organic chemical properties and phase transfer in the environment.  The lectures will then discuss important (photo)chemical transformation reactions of organic contaminants and the involved reaction kinetics and mechanisms.  From this class, students will learn to predict chemical properties and to apply the knowledge of chemical properties and transformation reactions to assess the environmental fate of organic contaminants.

 

CEE 6319 Environmental Engineering and Science Laboratory

This graduate course, with a set of laboratory exercises and corresponding lecture discussions, is intended to provide graduate students with hands-on experiences in laboratory experiments to monitor and evaluate important environmental processes. Students will have opportunities to demonstrate the capability to operate a range of analytical instrument, perform environmental monitoring, conduct laboratory experiments, critically analyze experimental data, and present the experimental results to colleagues.

 

CEE 8095C Environmental Engineering Water Seminar

This graduate seminar course is focused on advanced research topics in environmental engineering and science of water systems in surface and subsurface.  The class will address topics that relate to the fate of natural and anthropogenic contaminants in natural and reclamation environments and to technologies used to treat contaminants in water and wastewater treatment processes.  The course is specifically designed to provide opportunities to enhance and refine presentation and discussion skills in addition to critical-thinking, as well as improve active participation in critical discussion of technical papers and presentations.

 

CEE 8094 Environmental Engineering Seminar