Do you know what’s in your drinking water?’

New fac­ulty member Ameet Pinto, assis­tant pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Civil and Envi­ron­mental Engi­neering, is working to answer that ques­tion. Specif­i­cally, his research focuses on the role of micro­bial organ­isms in drinking water and how they con­tinue to sur­vive today’s exhaus­tive water treat­ment processes.

A simpler way to test for water pollution

Assis­tant pro­fessor Loretta Fer­nandez has devel­oped a straight­for­ward method for deter­mining the con­cen­tra­tion of con­t­a­m­i­nants likely to end up in the tis­sues of organ­isms living in pol­luted waterways.