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Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

  • 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

SE2-284

  • 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

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Erin Hestir

Assistant Professor

ehestir@ucmerced.edu

SE1 212

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

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

Acting Associate Professor

jmedellin-azuara@ucmerced.edu

SE1 214

  • 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

Marc Beutel

Associate Professor

mbeutel@ucmerced.edu

SE1 210

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

Marie-Odile Fortier

Assistant Professor

mfortier2@ucmerced.edu

SE2-386

  • 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

  • Biogeochemistry
  • Metal cycling
  • Surface water/shallow groundwater interactions
  • Organic chemical distribution in soil and groundwater
  • Chemical processes in snow K-12 environmental education

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