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1 University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering Overview of Environmental Engineering Research 1

2 Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV Dr. Rama Venkat Dean, College of Engineering Phone: (702) Dr. Mohamed Trabia Associate Dean, College of Engineering Phone: (702) Currently at UNLV, researchers are actively pursuing research in environmental engineering. This research, which is funded by multiple agencies and industries, specifically has addressed questions related to air and water quality. We would like to introduce you to some of our researchers. Please feel to contact us if we can help with future collaboration. Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering at UNLV 2

3 Why UNLV? 3 Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV UNLV is situated in the center of a metropolitan area that is faced with serious challenges related to the quality of air and water. UNLV’s researchers have contributed steadily to meet these challenges. UNLV’s researchers have established strong collaboration with federal and local agencies in addition to developing strong partnerships with industries.

4 Faculty involved in Transportation Engineering Research 4 Dr. Sajjad Ahmad, P.E. Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Dr. Jacimaria Batista, P.E. Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Dr. David James Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Associate Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Dr. Thomas Piechota Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Associate Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV

5 Dr. Sajjad Ahmad, P.E. Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Phone:(702) Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV Analysis of climate variability and change Long lead time (> 1 year) forecasting of stream flow and precipitation Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling Hydrologic parameters estimation (water depth; soil moisture; flooding) using Satellite Remote Sensing Water Quality Modeling Sustainable water management Public health Sustainable transportation

6 Dr. Jacimaria Batista, P.E. Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Water and wastewater treatment Water reuse Water quality control Adsorption processes and ion-exchange technology Biological nutrient removal Bioregeneration of ion-exchange Algal toxin treatment Perchlorate treatment and remediation Removal of arsenic, chromium, perchlorate, selenium, uranium, and fluoride from water Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV Phone: (702)

7 Dr. David James Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Associate Vice Provost for Academic Programs Phone: (702) Paved road and vacant land dust emissions Dust control Solar distillation Light duty vehicle engine starts Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV

8 Dr. Thomas Piechota Associate Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research Phone: (702) Surface water hydrology Stormwater quality in urban environments Hydroclimatology Water resources planning Water resources Geographic Information Systems Sustainability in urban environments Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV

9 Environmental Engineering Research CV and Publications 9

10 Dr. Sajjad Ahmad, P.E. Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Contact Information College of Computer Science Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Las Vegas, NV Phone:(702) Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV Specialties Analysis of climate variability and change Long lead time (> 1 year) forecasting of stream flow and precipitation Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling Hydrologic parameters estimation (water depth; soil moisture; flooding) using Satellite Remote Sensing Water Quality Modeling Sustainable water management Public health Sustainable transportation

11 Dr. Sajjad Ahmad, P.E. Recent Publications Arjun K. Venkatesan, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson and Jacimaria. R. Batista (2011), Salinity Reduction and Energy Conservation in Direct and Indirect Potable Water Reuse, Desalination doi: /j.desal Kamal Qaiser, Sajjad Ahmad, Walter Johnson and Jacimaria Batista (2011), Evaluating the impact of water conservation on fate of outdoor water use: A study in an arid region, J of Environmental Management /j.jenvman Puri, S., Stephen, H., Ahmad, S. (2011), Relating TRMM Precipitation Radar Backscatter to Water Stage in Wetlands, Journal of Hydrology, 401: William Forsee and Sajjad Ahmad (2011), Evaluating Urban Stormwater Infrastructure Design in Response to Projected Climate Change, ASCE J of Hydrologic Engineering (in press). Sajjad Ahmad and Dinesh Prashar (2010), Evaluating Municipal Water Conservation Policies Using a Dynamic Simulation Model, Water Resources Management 24(13): Ajay Kalra and Sajjad Ahmad (2009), Using oceanic-atmospheric oscillations for long lead-time stream flow forecasting, Water Resources Research, doi: /2008WR Mosquera-Machado S. C. and Ahmad S. (2007). Flood hazard assessment of Atrato river in Colombia, Water Resources Management. 21: Simonovic S. P. and Ahmad S. (2005), Computer-based model for flood evacuation emergency planning, Natural Hazards, 34(1) Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV

12 Dr. Jacimaria Batista, P.E. Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering Contact Information Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Las Vegas, NV Phone:(702) Specialties Water and wastewater treatment Water reuse Water quality control Adsorption processes and ion-exchange technology Biological nutrient removal Bioregeneration of ion-exchange Algal toxin treatment Perchlorate treatment and remediation Removal of arsenic, chromium, perchlorate, selenium, uranium, and fluoride from water Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV 12

13 Dr. Jacimaria Batista, P.E. Recent Publications Eleuterio, L. & Batista, J. R. (2010), Biodegradation studies and sequencing of microcystin-LR degrading bacteria, Toxicon, 55(8), Venkatesan A.K., Sharbatmaleki M., & Batista J.R. (2010), Bioregeneration of perchlorate-laden gel-type anion-exchange resin in a fluidized bed reactor, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 177: Batista J.R., Howerton A., & Jensen P.,(2007), Bioregeneration of perchlorate/nitrate-contaminated ion- exchange resins, Battelle Press - 9th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, 2: Bohlke J.K., Sturchio N.C., Gu B., Horita J., Brown G.M., Jackson W.A., & Batista J. (2005), Perchlorate isotope forensics, Analytical Chemistry, 77(23), Gingras T.M. & Batista J.R. (2002), Biological reduction of perchlorate in ion exchange regenerant solutions containing high salinity and ammonium levels, Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 4(1), Loreto D., Batista J., Piechota T., & Singh V. (2002), Impacts of dust suppressant on the quality of urban runoff from disturbed lands, Global Solutions for Urban Drainage, Batista J.R., McGarvey F.X., Vieira A.R. (1999), The removal of perchlorate from waters using ion exchange resins, ACS Division of Environmental Chemistry, Preprints, 39(2), Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV 13

14 Dr. David James Associate Vice Provost for Academic Programs Contact Information Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Las Vegas, NV Phone:(702) Specialties Paved road and vacant land dust emissions Dust control Solar distillation Light duty vehicle engine starts Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV

15 Dr. David James Recent Publications China, S. and D. James, “Comparison of Laser-Based and Sand Patch Measurements of Pavement Surface Macrotexture”, Accepted for publication in ASCE Journal of Transportation Engineering Santos, Noe, Aly Said, David James, N.H. Venkatesh, “Comparing Multivariate Regression and Artificial Neural Networks ” Proceedings of the 2011 American Solar Energy Society Annual Conference, May 2011, Raleigh, North Carolina James, David, V. Vasudevan, P. Xi, S. Pulugurtha, D. Chan, and A. Kaiparambil, 2009, “Development of MOBILE Vehicle Fleet Activity Input Files for Metropolitan Southern Nevada Using On-Board Data Loggers” Transportation Research Board 88th Annual Meeting Teng, H. V. Kwigizile, M. Karakouzian, D. James, V. Etyemezian, “Investigation of the AP-42 Sampling Method,” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, v.58:1422–1433 Teng, H. V. Kwigizile, D. James and R. Merle, “Identifying Influencing Factors on Paved Roads Silt Loading,” Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, v.57:778–784 Pulugurtha, S. and D. James, 2006, Estimating Windblown PM-10 Emissions Using GIS”, in the Journal of Hazardous Materials, Special Edition on Generation and Control of Hazardous Dusts from Geologic Media, Hilary I. Inyang, Guest Editor. Elsevier Press James, David, N.H. Venkatesh, H. Hay, “Comparative Evaluation Of Effects Of Alternative Covers And Movable Insulation On Thermal And Water Recovery Performance Of Solar Stills” Proceedings of the 2006 American Solar Energy Society Annual Conference, July 2006, Denver, Colorado 15 Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV

16 Dr. Thomas Piechota Associate Vice President for Interdisciplinary Research Contact Information Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Las Vegas, NV Phone:(702) Specialties Surface water hydrology Stormwater quality in urban environments Hydroclimatology Water resources planning Water resources Geographic Information Systems Sustainability in urban environments Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV

17 Dr. Thomas Piechota Recent Publications Lamb, K.W., T.C. Piechota, O.A. Aziz, and G.A. Tootle, A Basis For Extending Long-Term Streamflow Forecasts In The Colorado River Basin. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, in press Tootle, G.T., T.C. Piechota, O. Aziz, W.P. Miller, V. Lakshmi, J.A. Dracup, C. Jerla, El Niño: Hydrologic Relief for Parts of the U.S.?. EOS Transactions, 90(50), Tang, C., T. Piechota, Spatial and Temporal Soil Moisture and Drought Variability in the Upper Colorado River Basin. Journal of Hydrology, 279(2009), Timilsena, J., T. Piechota, G. Tootle., and A. Singh, Associations of Interdecadal/Interannual Climate Variability and Long-Term Colorado River Basin Streamflow. Journal of Hydrology, 365 (2009), Miller, W.P., and T.C. Piechota, Regional Analysis of Trend and Step Changes Observed in Hydroclimatic Variables Around the Colorado River Basin. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 9(5), Timilsena, J., and T.C. Piechota, Regionalization and Reconstruction of Snow Water Equivalent in the Upper Colorado River Basin. Journal of Hydrology, DOI /j.jhydrol Tootle, G.A., T.C. Piechota, and F. Gutiérrez, The Relationships between Pacific and Atlantic Ocean Sea Surface Temperatures and Colombian Streamflow Variability. Journal of Hydrology, 349(3-4,) DOI /j.jhydrol Timilsena, J., T.C. Piechota, H. Hidalgo, G. Tootle, Five Hundred Years of Hydrological Drought in the Upper Colorado River Basin. Journal of American Water Resources Association, 43(3), Tootle, G.A., A.K. Singh, T.C. Piechota, and I. Farnham, Long Lead Time Forecasting of U.S. Streamflow using Partial Least Squares Regression. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 12(5), 442. Tootle, G.A., and T.C. Piechota, The Relationships between Pacific and Atlantic Ocean Sea Surface Temperatures and U.S. Streamflow Variability, Water Resources Research, 42(7), W Tootle, G.A., T.C. Piechota, and A.K. Singh, Coupled Interdecadal and Interannual Oceanic / Atmospheric Variability and United States Streamflow. Water Resources Research, 41(12), W Reginato, M., and T.C. Piechota Nutrient Contribution of Nonpoint Source Runoff in the Las Vegas Valley, Journal of American Water Resources Association, 40(6), Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV

18 Water Resources Laboratory Additional Resources 18 Environmental Engineering Research at the HRH College of Engineering, UNLV


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