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Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Thomas W. Peterson

Thomas Peterson

Professor Emeritus and Chair (BIOE)

twpeterson@ucmerced.edu

Atmospheric aerosols

  • risk-based decision-making
  • renewable energy (solar, wind and geothermal)
  • bio-based fuels and water desalination
  • carbon management and sequestration
  • energy efficiency 
  • and pollution prevention, multiphase flow and process control

Colleen Naughton

Assistant Professor

cnaughton2@ucmerced.edu

SRE 215

  • Food-Energy-Water Systems (FEWS)
  • Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA)
  • Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) in developing communities
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Integration of Anthropology and Engineering
  • Science Policy

Hestir-Erin

Erin Hestir

Associate Professor

ehestir@ucmerced.edu

SRE 219

Aquatic ecosystems under threat from competing pressures to meet societal needs for water and food security while sustaining biodiversity and other ecosystem services; expertise in geospatial analytics, hyperspectral and satellite remote sensing, and sensor networks in inland and coastal waters and wetlands

Joshua Viers

Professor

jviers@ucmerced.edu

SRE 225

Professor Viers is a watershed scientist with expertise in resource management and environmental decision making. His areas of watershed science research include:

  • Agroecology and Conservation Agriculture Planning and Implementation
  • Climatic and Hydrological Change Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Strategies
  • Ecosystem Service and Biodiversity Inventory, Assessment, and Restoration
  • Geospatial Technologies (Geographic Information Systems / Remote Sensing);
  • Informatics; Database Design and Data Mining
  • Water and Watershed Management; Water Footprinting

Josué Medellín-Azuara

Associate Professor, Associate Director UC Agricultural Issues Center

jmedellin-azuara@ucmerced.edu

SRE 229

  • Large scale hydro-economic modeling for water management and policy analysis
  • Water management for agricultural, environmental and urban uses
  • Agricultural production adaptation to drought and climate change
  • Sustainable agroecosystems for water and food security
  • Water informatics, consumptive water use in agriculture using remote sensing
  • Impact analysis using partial and general equilibrium models

Marc Beutel

Professor

mbeutel@ucmerced.edu

SRE 443

  • Surface Water Quality
  • Lake and Reservoir Management
  • Mercury Cycling in Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Natural Treatment Systems

Marie-Odile Fortier

Assistant Professor

mfortier2@ucmerced.edu

SRE 233

  • Life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology development
  • Energy systems modeling Increasing geographic specificity in LCA
  • Climate change mitigation strategies
  • Renewable energy systems

Mark Matsumoto

Mark Matsumoto

Dean, School of Engineering

mmatsumoto@ucmerced.edu

SE2 315

  • Water and wastewater treatment, especially land-based treatment systems
  • Hazardous waste site remediation

Martha Conklin

  • Surface water/groundwater interactions
  • Watershed hydrology
  • Forest management/water interactions
  • Natural tracers for water movement
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • K-12 environmental education

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