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Environmetal Science and Engineering Parsons Lab

The Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has a long history of highly respected water and environmental research. From its inception as a hydrodynamics laboratory in the 1950s, the lab has evolved into a multidisciplinary research center focused primarily on natural waters and the environment.

The well-being, prosperity and sustainability of the human enterprise relies on the functioning of Earth’s natural systems and their complex physical, chemical and biological processes. Water is a central theme in terrestrial, oceanic, atmospheric, agricultural and industrial systems alike.

Environmental Chemistry

  • Desiree Plata
  • Colette Heald
  • Jesse Kroll

Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Coastal Engineering

  • Michael Howland
  • Lydia Bourouiba
  • Heidi Nepf
  • Michael Follows

Environmental Microbiology

  • Sallie W. Chisholm
  • Cesar Terrer
  • Darcy McRose
  • David Des Marais

Hydrology and Hydroclimatology

  • Elfatih Eltahir
  • Dara Entekhabi
  • Charles Harvey