Conference Planning Committee
Phil Larese-Casanova (NU)
Phil is an Associate Professor in CEE who studies physical, chemical, and electrochemical processes of metallic, inorganic, and organic water pollutants.
Amy Mueller (NU)
Amy is an Assistant Professor of CEE and MES who likes using sensors and data science to understand and hopefully mitigate urban environmental challenges.
Yang Zhang (NU)
Yang is a Professor, Distinguished Fellow, and Associate Chair of Research in CEE whose investigates state-of-the-science numerical models to simulate human-induced air pollution and its impact on human health, climate, natural and built environments, and society.
Joe Goodwill (URI)
Joe is an Assistant Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at the University of Rhode Island.
Matthew Eckelman (NU)
Matt is an Associate Professor in CEE with research focuses in environmental engineering and sustainability; life cycle assessment; energy efficiency and emissions modeling; environmental assessment of bio and nanomaterials; material and energy use in urban buildings and infrastructure.
Weiwei Mo (UNH)
Dr. Weiwei Mo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of New Hampshire whose expertise lies in sustainability and resiliency assessment, infrastructure system planning and management, and social-infrastructure-ecological systems modeling.
Mark Patterson (NU)
Mark Patterson is a Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Field Robotics Laboratory. He studies coral ccophysiology, global change biology, marine robotics, and metabolic allometry.
Onur Apul (UMaine)
Dr. Apul is an Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of Maine whose research focus in adsorption of organic compounds by carbon-based adsorbents and other phase transfer processes for water treatment.
Julia Hopkins (NU)
Julia is an Assistant Professor in CEE. She investigates coastal morphodynamics, including effects of extreme weather events on sediment transport in the surf zone;, wave-current interactions in the nearshore, developing and implementing field-verified numerical models to study coastal processes, and informing coastal management with process-based research.
Qin Jim Chen (NU)
Jim is a Professor in CEE and in Marine and Environmental Sciences who studies coastal engineering and science, particularly in the development and application of state-of-the-art numerical models to address coastal resiliency and sustainability.
Kelsey Pieper (NU)
Dr. Kelsey Pieper is an assistant professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and affiliated faculty in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University.
Baikun Li (UConn)
Professor Li works in multidisciplinary fields of real-time in situ water/soil monitoring, electrochemical sensor development, resource recovery, and sustainable water/wastewater treatment.
Cody Ritt (MIT)
Cody is a ChemE Postdoctoral Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying membranes, nanofluidics, and plant nanobionics at the water-energy nexus.
Zhenyu Tian (NU)
Zhenyu Tian is an environmental analytical chemist whose research focuses on the identification and quantification of emerging/unknown environmental contaminants and assessing their risks to human health and the ecosystem.
Rain Miao (NU)
Rain is an Assistant Professor in CEE and in Marine and Environmental Sciences. His work explores environmental biotechnology for groundwater remediation, wastewater treatment, and public and ecological health.
Jean MacRae (UMaine)
Jean’s research focuses on environmental microbiology, biogeochemistry, biological waste treatment, and solid waste management
Andrew Ramsburg (Tufts)
Andrew is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair in CEE. His research interests include multiphase flow and transport in porous media, liquid-liquid and solid-liquid equilibria, sols and emulsions, surfactants and interfaces, mass transfer, biotransformation, and emerging contaminants.
Ed Beighley (NU)
Ed is a Professor and Associate Chair for Faculty in CEE whose research focuses include hydrologic and hydraulic modeling, remote sensing of the hydrologic cycle, hydrologic impacts of climate and/or land use change, and flood hazard and risk assessment.
Desiree Plata (MIT)
Desiree Plata is an environmental chemist with expertise in industrial chemical and material innovation, specifically seeking to incorporate rigorous environmental objectives into design.
Aron Stubbins (NU)
Aron is a Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences and of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. He studies the natural carbon cycle, how humans are altering it, and plastics in the environment. He sees plastics as a novel component of the carbon cycle as well as potential pollutants.
Caitlyn Butler (UMass)
Caitlyn Butler is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst whose research focuses on biofilms in water and wastewater treatment systems.
Auroop Ganguly (NU)
Auroop R. Ganguly is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, where he works at the intersection of climate adaptation science and resilience engineering, as well as in data-driven sciences including nonlinear dynamics and machine learning.
Loretta Fernandez (NU)
Loretta is an Associate Professor in CEE with research interests in environmental organic chemistry, passive sampling methods, and transport and transformation of contaminants in built and natural environments.
Tim Vadas (UConn)
Tim is currently the Director of the Environmental Engineering Program at the University of Connecticut and researches on biogeochemistry in urban ecosystems.
Mariana Lanzarini-Lopes (UMass)
Mariana Lanzarini-Lopes is an Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst working on understanding and innovating light-driven technologies for water treatment applications.
Ryan Qi Wang (NU)
Ryan Qi Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University.
Annalisa Onnis-Hayden (NU)
Annalisa is a Teaching Professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University, and her main area of research is on the use of microbes for biological nutrient removal and recovery from wastewater
Nick Tooker (UMass)
Nick Tooker is a Professor of Practice in Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His teaching is centered around wastewater process design.
Paula Mouser (UNH)
Dr. Paula Mouser is a Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Administrator of UNH’s Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Program, and the Director of UNH’s Wastewater COVID Monitoring Program.
John Durant (Tufts)
John is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tufts School of Engineering. His research interests include environmental quality and health measurement, ambient air pollution monitoring, ambient air pollution modeling, effect-directed analysis of environmental samples, air pollution exposure assessment, indoor air quality measurement and mitigation.