Environmental Processes Research
Research to maintain the quality of the air-land-water environment...
Soil and Water Remediation
In keeping with Cornell’s tradition of research dedicated to environmental and resource sustainability, the university’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers research opportunities in environmental processes.
The phenomena, concepts, and technology essential for maintaining the quality of air, land, and water environments are the concerns of environmental engineers. Specialization in Environmental Engineering requires an understanding of the biological, chemical, and physical phenomena that affect the behavior and fate of contaminants in natural systems as well as the planning, design, and operation of the engineering facilities required to ensure effective control of environmental quality. Areas of particular interest to Cornell faculty include the mechanisms of pollutant transformation in nature, contaminant transport and biodegradation in the environment as well as water quality control engineering for sustainable water treatment in developing countries.