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Mission Statement:


The Water Quality Engineering Laboratory at the University of Miami is dedicated to the design and analysis of transformative methods of water management, to substantially and sustainably reduce water and energy consumption through treatment, reuse, and movement of water through municipal, agricultural, and industrial systems, while rapidly detecting and assessing associated health, environmental, economic, and safety risks.


Assistantships often arise without notice and are generally filled from the pool of applicants who have applied and been accepted to the graduate program. Detailed information is available in the Department Graduate Brochure. A degree in Environmental Engineering or related area is required for Assistantships and Fellowships. An M.S. in such an area, or professional experience, or both are strongly preferred. A desire to protect the environment and public health and a commitment to excellence is essential. To obtain more information, please send a brief letter of research interests and qualifications, including GPA, degrees, GRE, and experience, to Prof. James D. Englehardt, The University of Miami is located in Coral Gables, FL, an area of lush veMerrick fountain candidgetation that enjoys a subtropical oceanside climate.  (updated 11/17/17)


James D. Englehardt, PhD, PE, Professor
Laboratory Director
(305) 284-5557

Lucien W. Gassie, PhD Candidate
Net-Zero Water Facility Supervisor

M. Kusumitha Perera, PhD Research Assistant
Laboratory Supervisor