Our faculty's research interests and expertise encompass a wide range of subject areas including:

  • recycling waste products into concrete
  • infrastructure performance during extreme events (earthquakes, flooding)
  • rapid repair of damaged infrastructure
  • effects of nanoparticles on water and waste water treatment systems
  • impact of space debris on satellites
  • methamphetamine lab remediation
  • impact and occurence of endocrine disruptors
  • sediment transport and contaminant stabilization in rivers and streams

Each year, faculty projects receive external funding from such agencies as NASA, the National Highway Traffic Administration, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Occupational Safety and Health and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). Scholars work in several research centers, which allow faculty members from across the university to pool resources and talents to create new knowledge.

Research Highlights