University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

Environmental Chemistry
and Technology


Marc Anderson, Professor
Anders Andren, Professor Emerutus
Dave Armstrong, Professor Emeritus
Matthew Ginder-Vogel, Assistant Professor
Jim Hurley, Associate Professor
Joel Pedersen, Associate Professor
Christy Remucal, Assistant Professor (as of fall 2012)
Jamie Schauer, Professor
Bill Sonzogni, Professor Emeritus




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Water Science and Engineering



The environmental chemistry group is comprised of an interdisciplinary team with research specialties in atmospheric, aqueous and terrestrial processes and in chemical and biotechnology development.    Associated with the Environmental Chemistry and Technology Program, the group trains students for careers in teaching, research, resource management, environmental consulting and private sector/industrial positions.  The group, and the EC&T Program are centered at the Water Science and Engineering Laboratory (WSEL) located on Lake Mendota, with over 8,000 square feet of laboratory space.  The WSEL houses state-of-the-art instrumentation and sample preparation areas for environmental chemical analyses, including low-level organic contaminant, trace element and mercury analyses.  It also provides facilities for development of ceramic membrane technologies, for hazardous waste remediation and for development of energy storage devices.  Through affiliated environmental chemistry faculty, students have access to other departmental research facilities on the UW-Madison campus, including Chemistry, Soil Science, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Material Sciences, Geosciences and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene.  Students also have access to field facilities through the UW Center for Limnology.