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2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Engineering (ENEN)

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Chris Hennigan, Graduate Program Director

Degrees Offered

M.S., Ph.D. (Degree Types )



BLANEY, LEE, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, Water/wastewater treatment, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
FREY, DOUGLAS, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Chromatography of biopolymers, downstream bioprocessing
GHOSH, UPAL, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Fate and transport of toxic organic compounds, remediation of sediments
LAVIK, ERIN, Ph.D., Massachussetts Institute of Technology
MARTEN, MARK R., Ph.D., Purdue University; Microbial proteomics, morphology, atomic force microscopy and bioprocessing
MOREIRA, ANTONIO R., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Regulatory/GMP issues, scale changes, fermentation and cell culture, product comparability, process analytical technology
RAO, GOVIND, Ph.D., Drexel University; Fluorescence-based sensors and instrumentation, high throughput bioprocessing, fermentation and cell culture
REED, BRIAN, Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo; Physicochemical processes, sorption of organics and inorganics
WELTY, CLAIRE, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Goundwater flow and transport, urban hydrology

Associate Professors

HENNIGAN, CHRISTOPHER, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology; air pollution chemistry, atmospheric aerosols
LEACH, JENNIE, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin; Biomaterials and tissue engineering

Assistant Professors

JOSEPHSON, TYLER, Ph.D, University of Delaware; reaction engineering, sustainability, and computational modeling methods

Principal Lecturer

CASTELLANOS, MARIAJOSÉ, Ph.D., Cornell University; Biocomplexity, systems biology



Research Associate Professors

GE, XUDONG, Ph.D., UMBC; Sensor matrix development, dialysis based sensor

Program Description

The Environmental Engineering (ENEN) Program emphasizes research in water resources and environmental engineering. Environmental engineers identify and design solutions for environmental problems, such as providing safe drinking water, treating and safely disposing of wastes, controlling water pollution, maintaining air quality and remediating contaminated sites. Water resources engineering is a profession that deals with the use, management and conservation of natural water resources above and below ground surface to assure availability and affordability of safe and clean sources of water for society. An individual plan of graduate study in environmental engineering compatible with a student’s interests and background is offered.

Program Admission Requirements

The admission requirements and procedures correspond to the requirements set forth by the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Opportunities are available for undergraduate students to enroll in ENEN M.S. program as part of their home department’s B.S./M.S. program.

Facilities and Special Resources

The department’s research facilities include state-of-the-art laboratories at the Technology Research Center (TRC), the Engineering Building (ENG) and the Interdisciplinary Life Science Building (ILSB). These facilities are equipped with tools and equipment for data acquisition, analysis, modeling and simulation.

UMBC is conveniently located with respect to a variety of terrestrial, freshwater and marine/estuarine habitats and is near a large number of private, state and national research institutions, including the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, USDA Agricultural Research Service laboratories, the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the EPA Mid-Atlantic Assessment Program. The MD-DE-DC District Office of the U.S. Geological Survey Water Resources Division moved to the UMBC campus in 2007 under a federal cooperative agreement. The Center of Marine Biotechnology of the Maryland Biotechnology Institute is located eight miles from UMBC in downtown Baltimore. ENEN core faculty are appointed as faculty in the University System of Maryland Marine, Estuarine and Environmental Science (MEES) Program.

Financial Assistance

Graduate teaching and research assistantships are available to highly qualified candidates through the program.


    Master of ScienceDoctor of Philosophy


      Environmental Engineering

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