Our research and teaching interests are based on developing and understanding technologies that can be used to improve the environment, applying them to enhance sustainable development. Our research interests are centered on environmental process engineering.
Carbon- and energy- footprint in water and wastewater treatment is of major interest to our current research projects. Increasing energy costs and demand for carbon sequestration are requiring high-performance aeration systems which are in general subject to large efficiency declines, if not properly maintained. Automated monitoring equipment allows wastewater treatment plants to minimize their energy expenditure, and the application of dynamics and control tools offers the way of laying these economic benefits in practice.