The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering (ESE) is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most comprehensive programs offering research-based education in environmental science, engineering and policy. Research and teaching in ESE have expanded to encompass the chemical, biological, toxicological and physical aspects of environmental and engineered processes, as well as the social, political and legal considerations of managing the quality of air, water and soil resources.
The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering's faculty members are heavily involved in scholarly research and actively engage graduate students in their efforts. Currently, department faculty members and students are involved in about 75 different externally funded research projects, ranging from metabolism of toxic chemicals to water quality in Asia and Africa.
The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering houses a number of research laboratories which are located in the Michael Hooker Research Center, Rosenau Hall, McGavran-Greenberg Hall and the Baity Building, as well as off-campus research facilities. In addition to experimental and field laboratory settings, the department houses labs for modeling and computational analysis of environmental systems, such as atmospheric circulation and air quality models; ground and surface water flow and transport models; fluid flow and contaminant transport models for indoor air environments; exposure analysis and health effects; risk assessment; and environmental epidemiology.
The labs and centers contain state-of-the-art equipment and offer opportunities for students to supplement classroom learning with valuable research experience.
More detailed information about the individual labs and centers is available below.
Relevant UNC Centers and Institutes outside of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
|Last updated August 20, 2013|