Advisers for Environmental Engineering Majors

CEGE undergraduate students majoring in Environmental Engineering can indicate their preference for an adviser on the EnvE Adviser Request Form (requires log in with your UMN ID).

EnvE Adviser Request Form

BILL ARNOLD

Bill Arnold

Area of Emphasis: Environment

Statement:My interest in environmental engineering was built on an interest in chemistry. I liked chemical principles, but wanted to apply them to real problems. I eventually figured out that a way to do this was to focus on what happens to chemicals in the environment and to develop techniques to degrade water pollutants.

 

TIM LAPARA

Tim LaPara

Area of Emphasis: Environment, Geomechanics, Structural, Transportation, Water Resources

Statement: My teaching and research primarily focus on the treatment of public drinking water supplies and of municipal wastewater. At the undergraduate level, I teach CEGE 4502: Water and Wastewater Treatment. I have previously served as Director of Undergraduate Studies of the Civil Engineering major, during which time I advised 300+ students simultaneously, so I have a good deal of experience advising Civil Engineering students in all areas of the discipline.

PAIGE NOVAK

Paige Novak

Area of Emphasis: Environment

Statement: I love understanding how and why bacteria perform the metabolic functions that they do and using this information to actually solve environmental problems.

ERIN SURDO

Erin Surdo

Area of Emphasis: Environmental

Statement: My teaching interests are in using experiences, through laboratory measurements, site visits, and group work to understand concepts and applications in environmental engineering.