Environmental Materials and Processes

The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering designs materials and processes that address today’s most pressing challenges in water, energy and food production. Our work includes ecosystem monitoring and modeling, designing nature-based solutions to environmental contamination and energy generation, and fabricating sustainable and biological materials for contaminant remediation, energy storage, rare earth mineral capture, and fuel processing.

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Beth Ahner

Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Beth Ahner
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Lindsay Anderson

Department Chair

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

House Professor Dean, William Keeton House

Interim Director, Cornell Energy Systems Institute

Lindsay Anderson
Buz Barstow assistant professor.
Buz Barstow

Assistant Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Buz Barstow
  • bmb35 [at] cornell.edu
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Michael Charles (Diné/Navajo)

Cornell Provost’s New Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Michael Charles (Diné/Navajo)
  • mtc58 [at] cornell.edu
Mingming Wu

Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Mingming Wu
M. Todd Walter

Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

M. Todd Walter
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Natalie Cápiro

Assistant Professor

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Natalie Cápiro
  • natalie.capiro [at] cornell.edu