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Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Roger Bales

Roger Bales

Professor

rbales@ucmerced.edu

SRE 415

  • Ecosystem climate solutions
  • Water resources
  • Hydrology

Marc Beutel

Marc Beutel

Professor

mbeutel@ucmerced.edu

SRE 443

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

Raymond Chiao

Raymond Chiao

Professor Emeritus

rchiao@ucmerced.edu

Castle Suite 880 South

Raymond Chiao is a professor jointly in the UC Merced schools of Natural Sciences and Engineering. Previously, he was a professor for 38 years at UC Berkeley, where he earned international acclaim (including the Willis E. Lamb Medal and the Einstein Prize for Laser Science) studying nonlinear and quantum optics. At UC Merced, is pursuing a new line of groundbreaking research on gravitational radiation.

Martha Conklin

Martha Conklin

Professor and Graduate Program Chair (ES)

mconklin@ucmerced.edu

SRE 423

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

Marie-Odile Fortier

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

 Abbas Ghassemi

  • 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

Thomas C. Harmon

Thomas Harmon

Professor and Chair (CEE)

tharmon@ucmerced.edu

SRE 435

  • Contaminant transport in aquatic systems
  • Soil and groundwater remediation
  • Development and use of environmental sensors

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

Safeeq Khan

Safeeq Khan

Assistant Adjunct Professor

msafeeq@ucmerced.edu

SRE 411

  • Climate Change and Water Sustainability
  • Climate Change and Hydrologic Extremes
  • Watershed and Regional Scale Hydrologic Modeling
  • Water Resources Sensitivity and Scenario Analysis
  • Role of Vegetation Dynamics on Future Water Resources under Climate Change
  • Agriculture and Forest Management Options for Climate Change Adaptation and Sustainability
  • Application of Remote Sensing and LiDAR in Hydrologic Modeling and Natural Resources Evaluation and Management

Sam Markolf

Assistant Professor

smarkolf@ucmerced.edu

  • Sustainability and Resilience of Urban and Infrastructure Systems
  • Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Interconnected Social-Ecological-Technological Systems (SETS)
  • Systems Thinking and Risk Analysis under Uncertainty

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

Josué Medellín-Azuara

Associate Professor, Associate Director UC Agricultural Issues Center, Associate Director UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences

jmedellin@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

Colleen Naughton

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

Tapan Pathak

Assistant Research Professor

tpathak@ucmerced.edu

  • Applied climate in agriculture

Thomas W. Peterson

Atmospheric aerosols

Thomas W. Peterson

Atmospheric aerosols

Robert Rice

Robert Rice

Associate Teaching Professor

COB 365

  • Snow science
  • Mountain hydrology
  • Water resources
  • Sensor networks
  • Remote sensing
  • Climate change

Wolfgang Rogge

Wolfgang Rogge

Associate Professor

wrogge@ucmerced.edu

SE2 380

  • Air pollution engineering and science
  • Release, transport, transformation, and fate of environmental air pollutants
  • Impact of air pollutants in urban, rural and remote areas
  • Chemistry and dynamics of organic and inorganic pollutants
  • Stationary and mobile emission characterization and source marker determination
  • Indoor air quality
  • Air pollution dispersion modeling
  • Global pollution and climate change

 

Samuel J. Traina

Using a wide range of analytical methods (infra-red spectroscopy, electron microsocpy, x-ray absorption spectroscopy and mass spectroscopy), Professor Traina's group studies:

  • Chemical transformations of pollutants in soils, surface and ground water
  • Linkages between chemical form or speciation of particular pollutants and their relative toxicities in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems
  • Roles of geoparticle surfaces and bacteria in pollutant fate

Current projects include the study of:

  • Contaminants at Department of Energy waste sites (Cr, Pu and U)
  • Role of Fe(II) and HSe- in transformations of nitroaromatic pesticides in wetlands
  • Fate of pharmaceuticals in the surface waters of National Parks

Joshua Viers

Joshua Viers

Professor and Associate Dean of Research

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

Roland Winston

Roland Winston

Distinguished Professor | Director, UC Solar

rwinston@ucmerced.edu

Castle Bldg. 1200, RM 96

Director, UC Solar

  • Solar power and renewable energy
  • Elementary particle physics
  • Non-imaging optics

Siddaiah Yarra

Siddaiah Yarra

Assistant Teaching Professor

syarra@ucmerced.edu

SE2 205

  • Pedagogic research
  • Forensic engineering education and dissemination
  • Recruitment, Retention and graduation of first generation and economically disadvantaged students
  • Advanced materials to improve sustainability and resilience of civil engineering constructed facilities
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Computational and analytical models to predict mechanical behavior of adaptive and advanced materials
  • Structural component and system-level testing

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