Alison M. Cupples, Ph.D.

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Environmental Microbiology

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ENE 280 - Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science (Fall Semester)
Physical, chemical and biological processes related to environmental science and engineering. Environmental systems analysis with application to air, water and soil. Analysis of environmental problems and development of engineering solutions.

ENE 487 - Microbiology for Environmental Science and Engineering (Spring Semester)
Discusses the role of microbiology in environmental engineering and science. Fundamentals of microbiology, as well as the application of these concepts to environmental processes such as wastewater treatment, human health and bioremediation

ENE 805 - Contaminated Site Remediation (Spring Semester of alternate years)
Provides an overview of remediation technologies, including the mechanisms involved, variations in approaches, advantages and limitations. The application of these techniques is described in example case studies. Mass removal approaches, such as vapor extraction, bioventing, sparging and vacuum enhanced recovery are discussed. In addition, reactive zone remediation and treatment barriers are covered as well as air treatment technologies. The final section focuses on bioremediation and bioaugmentation approaches for common and emerging groundwater contaminants.

ENE/CE 900 - Research Strategies and Methods (Spring Semester)
Provides an overview of the methods and skills required to be a successful researcher. Topics includes the scientific method, scientific arguments, critial thinking, literature reviews, preparing a poster, proposal, presentation and research paper.

CE 271 - Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering (Faculty Consultant)
Measurement, analysis and design with applications in civil and environmental engineering.