Teaching

Whether my students are in the classroom or the lab, I strive to instill three fundamental skills into each of them;

1) a mastery of environmental engineering core concepts,

2) an appreciation of the history of the field for how and why things came to be, and

3) the ability to take what they have learned and synthesize creative solution to new problems, whether in the classroom, their own research or in the field.


Courses taught at the university level

Oregon State University (2013 - present)

ENVE 541: Microbial Processes in Environmental Systems (Winter Quarter)

Energetics, kinetics and stoichiometry of microbial transformations of organic and inorganic compounds.  Mathematical models of biodegradation.

ENVE 541 Syllabus


CHE 415/ENVE 415: Chemical and Environmental Engineering Laboratory (Winter Quarter)

Theoretical and empirical analysis of several unit operations, use of formal work processes, safety, teamwork, oral and written communication, and personal accountability.

CHE 415/ENVE 415 Syllabus


ENVE 321: Water and Wastewater Characterization (Spring Quarter)

Application of engineering principles to the analysis of environmental problems.  Topics include water, wastewater, solid wastes and air pollution.

ENVE 321 Syllabus



ENVE 421/521: Water and Wastewater Characterization (Fall Quarter)

Measurement of physical and chemical characteristics of waster and wastewater.  Engineering principles for the selection and design of treatment processes.

ENVE 421/521 Syllabus



San Diego State University (2011 - 2013)

ENVE 355:  Introduction to Environmental Engineering (Fall and Spring Semesters)

Causes and effects of environmental problems and engineering methods to control them.  This course is an overview of the major themes currently running through the field of environmental engineering.  Major themes covered include the effect of human population growth and increased urbanization of the environment, energy consumption and production, water supply and treatment, air pollution and global climate change.

ENVE 355 Syllabus


ENVE 496:  Fundamentals of Water and Wastewater Analysis (Fall Semesters)

Introduces the underlying principles of chemistry needed to solve environmental problems and covers the fundamentals of quantitative water and wastewater analysis, including statistical analysis.  Topics include basic concepts in physical, equilibrium, organic, colloidal and biochemistry.  Each topic emphasizes environmental applications.

ENVE 496 Syllabus


ENVE 646 Microbiological Principles of Environmental Engineering (Spring Semester - Odd years)

Relationships and significance of microorganisms to organic matter decomposition, mineral transformations and environmental quality.  Applied study in natural (water, sediments and wetlands) and disturbed ecosystems (landfills, contaminated sediments and groundwater).

ENVE 646 Syllabus


ENVE 648 Biological Processes and Bioremediation (Spring Semesters - Even years)

Engineering principles and design of biological processes used in wastewater and bioremediation treatment technologies.

ENVE 648 Syllabus



Oregon State University (2005 - 2011)

ENVE 422/522:  Environmental Engineering Design (2009)


ENVE 541:  Microbial Processes in Environmental Engineering - Molecular Lab (2007)