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Heather Shipley, Ph.D.


Dr. Shipley

Department Chair

Burzik Professorship in Engineering Design, Associate Professor


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Educational Background:

Ph.D., Rice University, 2007

Areas of Research Interest:

  • My research interests and expertise are in water quality monitoring; fate and transport of pollutants; water conservation, recycling and sustainability such as rain water harvesting; water purification including the use of novel technologies such as nanomaterials; technology comparisons and improvements for water and wastewater treatment; and remediation. In particular my work has focused on the application of nanomaterials for environmental clean-up and the implications of nanomaterials on the environment. More specifically, my research has been on contaminant adsorption/desorption with nanoparticles and nanoparticle transport including modeling.