Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Professor Tammo Steenhuis received a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1978’ He is a Professor in Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bahir Dar in Ethiopia, working with Ph.D. graduate students. He is also a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. In the past, together with graduate students, his research ranged from soil colloid movement to basin-wide movement of water and constituents. Recently, Prof Steenhuis has been primarily interested in landscape processes in the northeastern US, Ethiopia and China. He cooperates on research in sustainable agricultural practices, self-organization distributed hydrological processes, pesticide movement and gully formation and prevention.
University of Wisconsin
Master of Science
University of Wisconsin
State Agricultural University of Netherlands
Bachelor of Science
State Agricultural University
Awards & Honors
- Fellow (2009) American Geophysical Union
- International Award (2011) American Geophysical Union
- Partnership Award for integrating science, education and extension (2008) CSREES/USDA
Professor Steenhuis teaches how the theoretical aspects learned during the first two years at Cornell relate to the world around us, especially how we affect the landscape and the climate impacts us. In the course “Introduction to Groundwater”, we discuss the principles of groundwater and contaminant transport and how to use this knowledge to solve real-world groundwater pollution problems. We will also hear from outside speakers about the significance of water in the world. In the “Water Measurement and Analysis Methods” class, we learn techniques to quantify water flow in rivers and soil, monitor soil, lake and river groundwater water quality, and understand the environmental effects.
His courses include:
- BEE 4270/5270 Water Measurement and Analysis Methods
- BEE/EAS 4710/6710 Introduction to Groundwater
- BEE 7710 Soil and Water Engineering Seminar
206 Riley Robb Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
tss1 [at] cornell.edu
Tammo in the news
At Cornell, the Turner Fellows are taking graduate courses and engaging in research, and on August 31, they were celebrated by the Cornell community at a welcome reception attended by Cornell faculty mentors, and program partners across the...
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