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Heather Shipley, Ph.D.

Dr. Shipley

Department Chair, Burzik Professorship in Engineering Design

Chair of ESE Doctoral Studies Committee
Member of UTSA's Academy of Distinguished Teaching Scholars

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.