An old species blossoms anew to pollute water

Fer­di­nand Hell­weger, asso­ciate pro­fessor of civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering, received a grant from the National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion to study the fac­tors con­tributing to mas­sive cyanobac­teria blooms in China’s Lake Taihu.

3Qs: Back to the dust bowl?

The western and southern United States is cur­rently expe­ri­encing the worst drought since 1988. We asked Auroop Gan­guly, a pro­fessor of civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering, to explain the effects of cli­mate change on drought and its impact on the environment.

Keeping it clean

Emily Rochon, ’13, cham­pions renew­able energy tech­nolo­gies and earned a global rep­u­ta­tion for her research before arriving at Northeastern’s School of Law.

The environmental impact of anesthetic gases

Civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering pro­fessor Matthew Eck­elman deliv­ered the results of an anesthetic-​​drug life-​​cycle assess­ment to the Inter­na­tional Sym­po­sium on Sus­tain­able Sys­tems and Tech­nology last week.

3Qs: The driverless car

Marty Vona, an assis­tant pro­fessor in the Col­lege of Com­puter and Infor­ma­tion Sci­ence, dis­cusses the tech­nical chal­lenges of Google’s newest venture.