About the Environmental Engineering Faculty

  • Students stand next to water with professor Richard Hoch

    Students in a geography class investigate a drainage system.

  • Learn from the Experts

    Our interdisciplinary environmental engineering major brings together faculty members from the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography and Regional Planning, Geoscience, Mathematics, Physics, and Safety Sciences. You’ll learn from—and work side-by-side with—experts in every aspect of environmental science and technology.

    Leading our environmental engineering faculty are Sajad Hamidi, Andrada Maicaneanu, and Hao Tang.

  • Sajad HamidiProfessor Hamidi, Department of Physics, holds a doctorate in civil engineering from Tarbiat Modares University and is a registered professional civil engineer. Dr. Hamidi has worked as an environmental consultant for eight years and his previous research and teaching experience is in the area of environmental engineering. The main focus of his research is environmental fluid dynamics, water resource engineering, physical oceanography, biogeochemical modeling in lakes and coastal areas, and anthropogenic influences on natural resources.

  • Hao TangProfessor Tang, Department of Chemistry, holds a doctorate in environmental engineering from Penn State University and is a registered professional environmental engineer. His research lab focuses on innovations in physical, chemical, and biological treatment processes for water and wastewater treatment.

  • Dr. Sanda Andrada MaicaneanuProfessor Maicaneanu, Department of Chemistry, holds a PhD degree from Cranfield University. Her research goal is to successfully use various materials for water and wastewater treatment using non-catalytic and catalytic processes.