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Our research aims to interweave knowledge from a range of disciplines to make new discoveries that address complex environmental exposures. Knowledge-interweaving skills are critical for the next generation of scientists and engineers to address environmental health burdens. Finding common themes and incorporating knowledge created by other disciplines is an integral part of our research. 

The Pennell Research Group is comprised of experimentalists and computational modelers–both of whom have an awareness and interest in applying advanced science and engineering concepts to real-world environmental problems. We conduct research on topics related fate and transport of environmental contaminants and environmental decision-making processes.

We are actively involved with research related to the following topics:

  • Indoor air pollution–especially related to vapor intrusion
  • Fate and transport of environmental contaminants
  • Computational modeling of environmental systems
  • Uncertainty-informed decision making models


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If you are a student interested in joining the Pennell research group, you should review the application procedures posted on the Graduate School website and the Civil Engineering Graduate Program website.


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