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Dedicated to studying pavement management, sustainable infrastructure, pavement rehabilitation, in service pavement performance characterization, asphalt binder, mastic, and mixture laboratory characterization, rheological analysis and modeling.
Dedicated to the investigation of physicochemical processes, environmental chemistry, remediation, and fate & transport, our lab performs experimental research on societally and environmentally relevant issues, and our research addresses both natural and engineered treatment systems. Our approaches include laboratory up to field scale, and the results contribute to society’s understanding of processes that affect pollutants in our environment. Visit the McKenzie Environmental Research Group.
Primary research areas focus on non-destructive and geophysical methods for visualizing the subsurface and their applications to geotechnical issues. These methods are applied to various geotechnical topics related to development, rehabilitation, and maintenance of resilient and sustainable infrastructure systems. Much of the research performed by the group is highly hands-on with experimentation utilizing innovative sensors and measurement systems at model-scale in the laboratory and full-scale in the field. Current research projects and proposals under development include topics related to unknown foundation evaluation, bridge scour countermeasures, site characterization for seismic hazards, effects of multiple soil-structure-interaction systems, geothermal foundations, and geomicrobiological treatment of soils. Visit the Geotechnical Research Lab.
Current research focuses on the development of innovative water and wastewater treatment technologies with an emphasis on new materials and approaches aimed at solving water quality and quantity issues. The lab is interested in turning waste into a resource through membrane separation, including nutrients and rare earth metals recovery. Learn more about the research and lab.
The WET Center is a National Science Foundation Industry (NSF) and University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC), led by Temple University with partner sites at the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, that specializes in overall water purity and health. The Center has been developing a platform of water treatment technologies and scientific information systems that apply to a wide variety of industrial sectors such as defense, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, food and beverage, mining, municipal water and wastewater utilities and treatment, unconventional oil and gas, and other industries. The Center’s core work deals with water reuse, drinking water and wastewater treatment, water for use in industrial manufacturing, source water protection, stormwater management, environmental studies, risk assessments, sustainability, analytical methods development, and real-time sensors for water quality monitoring and process control. Visit the WET Center.