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Clean Energy and Sustainability

Clean Energy and Sustainability

Human population growth, and the methods by which we produce energy and food are causing dramatic environmental changes. We are focused on developing innovative solutions to these global energy and environmental challenges to achieve a more sustainable future.

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Solving Global and Local Water Challenges

Solving Global and Local Water Challenges

Our research examines the impact of the aging and deterioration of urban streams and the Chesapeake Bay. We seek to understand, predict and manipulate complex microbial community function, with a goal towards protecting and sustaining human and environmental health.

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Analyzing Food Production Practice’s Impact on Public Health

Analyzing Food Production Practice’s Impact on Public Health

Our goal is to research the impacts of industrial agriculture practices, gather evidence to inform policymaking, and promote more sustainable and resilient methods of food production.

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Creating Novel Approaches to Scientific Research

Creating Novel Approaches to Scientific Research

By cultivating mini-brains, we are finding ways to reduce the amount of animal experimentation, which could radically change how drugs are tested and utilized for scientific research.

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Environmental Determinants of Chronic Inflammatory Disorders

Environmental Determinants of Chronic Inflammatory Disorders

Exposures to environmental stressors have led to increased disease burden. Discovering the basic molecular, cellular, and epigenetic mechanisms of these diseases is an important part of our work.

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Reducing the Health Impact of Air Pollutants

Reducing the Health Impact of Air Pollutants

Exposure to airborne toxicants can result in chronic diseases like COPD, asthma, heart disease, and cause stroke and lung cancer. Our research focuses on determining the impact of air pollution on human health and developing innovative solutions to ameliorate their effects.

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FACULTY HIGHLIGHT

Dr. Ciaran Harman installed as the Russell Croft Faculty Scholar

Harman’s research sits at the interface between engineering and earth science

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT

Study shows connection between asthma attacks and gas drilling

People with asthma face a larger risk of asthma attacks if they live near heavy gas drilling activity in Pennsylvania.

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RESEARCH HIGHLIGHT

“We’ve got to talk about it”

Dr. Roni Neff discusses food systems and food justice

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STUDENT HIGHLIGHT

Qian Zhang wins national award for research on Chesapeake Bay

The Bay has had a string of environmental problems, including excess nutrients and low oxygen levels, that threaten the Bay’s overall health and its marine life.

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Alumni Profile Kristen Gibson, PhD '10, Shares Her Journey from Student to Faculty. Learn More

News & Updates


When 2 Become 1

In the new Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, expect deep collaboration and smart solutions.

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Study: Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Liquids

Five metals, toxic and potentially carcinogenic when inhaled, found in liquid of leading first generation e-cigarette brands.

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EHE Students Win First Place in the Chesapeake Water Environment Association Student Design Competition

The project aims to address stormwater management concerns in Ft. Meade, Maryland.

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Events


Thesis Defense | Sept. 28


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