Faculty & Staff

Department Faculty
Yanna Liang
Professor and Chair
Research Interests: Microbial ecology in engineered and natural systems; fate and transport of engineered nanoparticles and emerging contaminants in aqueous and soil environments; microbial electrochemical cells for CO2 reduction; biochemical conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks to biofuels: pretreatment, hydrolysis and fermentation; thermochemical conversion of renewable feedstocks to biofuels and bioproducts; proper utilization of industrial and agricultural wastes or by-products for producing value-added commodities through holistic approaches; water reuse and wastewater treatment; bioremediation and biodegradation of organic contaminants in subsurface and groundwater
Md. Aynul Bari
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Characterization of ambient and indoor air quality, source appointment for controlling emissions, sustainable air pollution management, atmospheric deposition, environment impact assessment, influences of oil and gas development on air quality, household air pollution, low-cost air quality sensors, exposure assessment
Sukanta Basu
Professor of Empire Innovation
Rixiang Huang
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Wastes to resources conversion via material, technology, and process innovations; Cycling of critical elements and contaminants in natural environment
Kyoung-Yeol Kim
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Energy recovery from wastewater, Microbial electrochemical technologies for resource recovery, Developing energy-efficient wastewater treatment process, Membrane technology for wastewater treatment
Yaoze Liu
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Water resources, hydrology, water quality, green infrastructure, best management practices, land use change, climate change, optimization
Paul Millard
Professor of Practice and Director of New Program Development
Research Interests: Biosensor design, fluorescence technology, immune response to infectious disease
Xiaoyang Shi
Volunteer Visiting Research Fellow
Bu Zhao
Volunteer Visiting Research Fellow
Yi Cui
Instructional Support Technician