Environmental Chemistry and Technology

Academics

The Environmental Chemistry and Technology program is a graduate program that offers advanced instruction and research training in environmental chemistry and environmental technology. The program offers a master of science, doctor of philosophy and a doctor of philosophy minor. These degrees are designed for students who have a strong background in chemistry and who desire graduate training in applying chemistry to environmental systems.

The environmental chemistry and technology area occupies administrative, instructional, and research space in the Water Science and Engineering Laboratory. The research areas, including trace element and mercury clean laboratories, are designed for research in aquatic chemistry, air pollution chemistry, and environmental technology. Shop facilities (electronics/mechanical) allow fabrication of specialized equipment tailored to the particular field and laboratory research needs. Other specialized facilities include areas for investigations of air pollution chemistry, ceramic membrane technologies, hazardous material remediation, and development of energy storage devices.

Besides the Water Science and Engineering Laboratory, students have access to laboratories in the departments of Soil Science, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Geoscience, Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Center for Limnology, and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene