Subject area:

  • Environmental Engineering

Research Interests:

  • Water quality in natural and engineered systems
  • Fate and effect of metals and radionuclides
  • Drinking water treatment
  • Water supply in developing countries
  • Public policy

We are interested in the applications of these phenomena in the fields of:

  • Metal speciation and bioavailability in soil
  • Subsurface reactive-solute transport
  • Groundwater biogeochemistry
  • The treatment of metal- and radionuclide-containing soils and wastes
  • Water and industrial wastewater treatment.


  • Water Quality, Metals and Radionuclides, Drinking Water, Water Sanitation, and Health Environmental Policy, Sustainable Design and Development.
Civil Engineering
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 1998
MS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Environmental Engineering, 1991
BS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Chemical Engineering, 1985
soil chemistry environmental engineering nuclear or radioactive waste disposal water treatment environmental sciences