William L. Knapp '47 Professor of Civil Engineering
Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Office: E411 E-Quad
Interdisciplinary Research Area: Energy and Environment
Research Area: Novel mechanisms of ammonium oxidation under iron reducing conditions and its applications to water treatment; optimization of nitrification/denitrification in waste treatment systems; transport and transformation of pollutants in the environment; remediation of contaminated systems; numerical simulation of denitrification in soils as a function of rainfall and soil properties; climate change models; biogeochemically mediated dynamics of trace metals in sediments, wetland soils, and groundwater; biological reduction of uranium in groundwater; long-term stability of the reduced uranium phases; nitrogen processing in urban settings coupled to urban hydrology; effects of carbon dioxide sequestration in deep aquifers on shallow soils due to potential leaks.