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Sept. 11, 2019

Susan Masten named deputy editor of Environmental Engineering Science

Susan Masten will provide editorial leadership for the journal, Environmental Engineering Science.
Susan Masten will provide editorial leadership for Environmental Engineering Science.

Susan Masten of Michigan State University has been named deputy editor of the journal, Environmental Engineering Science.

Masten is a professor of civil and environmental engineering and associate chair for undergraduate studies.

Environmental Engineering Science explores innovative solutions to problems in air, water, and land contamination and waste disposal, with coverage of climate change, environmental risk assessment and management, green technologies, sustainability, and environmental policy.

It is published monthly online and features applications of environmental engineering and scientific discoveries, policy issues, environmental economics, and sustainable development.

Topics include: 
• Climate change
• Complex and adaptive systems
• Contaminant fate and transport
• Environmental risk assessment and management
• Environmental sensors
• Green technologies
• Industrial ecology
• Sustainability
• Environmental policy
• Energy and environment

The journal features news on environmental applications and discoveries.
The journal features news on environmental applications and discoveries.

An award-winning faculty member, Masten has been a member of the College of Engineering for more than 30 years. She has taught both civil and environmental engineering courses at both introductory and advanced levels.

Her research involves the use of chemical oxidants for the remediation of soils, water, and leachates contaminated with hazardous organic chemicals.

She served on Michigan’s PFAS Scientific Advisory Committee, a science review panel that studied possible regulatory measures for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances called PFAS or PFCs. She also has done extensive research on water quality in the City of Flint.

Masten has been the faculty advisor for the MSU chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA since the chapter’s founding in 2004.

She is a past recipient of the Air and Waste Management Association Lyman A. Ripperton Environmental Educator Award.