My 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 to Superfund (and other hazardous waste) sites, drinking water treatment, and environmental decision-making processes.
Specifically, we are actively involved with research related to the following topics:
- the migration of contaminant vapors into indoor air spaces (vapor intrusion)
- fate and transport of nanomaterials
- water disinfection applications
- computational modeling of environmental systems
- uncertainty-informed decision making models
Finding common themes and incorporating knowledge created by other disciplines is an integral part of our research.
If you are a student interested in joining my research team, you should review the application procedures posted on the Graduate School website and the Civil Engineering Graduate Program website.
Kelly G. Pennell, PhD, PE
University of Kentucky, Department of Civil Engineering
363 Oliver H. Raymond Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0281
Department website: http://www.engr.uky.edu/ce/