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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

  • Philip Gschwend-environmental organic chemistry
  • Colette Heald-environmental atmospheric chemistry
  • Harold Hemond-environmental chemistry and wetland geochemistry
  • Benjamin Kocar-soil science
  • Jesse Kroll-environmental atmospheric chemistry

Environmental Fluid Mechanics and Coastal Engineering

  • E. Eric Adams-environmental fluid mechanics and water quality
  • Lydia Bourouiba-fluid mechanics
  • Ole Madsen-fluid mechanics, coastal engineering
  • Chiang Mei-fluid mechanics, hydrodynamics
  • Heidi Nepf-environmental fluid mechanics
  • Roman Stocker-fluid mechanics and microfluidics

Environmental Microbiology

  • Sallie W. Chisholm-biological oceanography
  • Edward DeLong-microbiology and environmental genomics
  • Martin Polz-environmental microbiology
  • Roman Stocker-fluid mechanics and microfluidics
  • Janelle Thompson-environmental microbiology

Hydrology and Hydroclimatology

  • Elfatih Eltahir-hydrology and hydroclimatology
  • Dara Entekhabi-hydrology and remote sensing
  • Charles Harvey-hydrogeology, geochemical processes
  • Ruben Juanes-energy resources engineering, CO2 sequestration
  • Dennis McLaughlin-hydrology, data assimilation
  • Daniele Veneziano-stochastic hydrology