Aquatic chemistry and its application to the analysis and solution of specific chemical problems in aqueous solutions, Better understanding and application of membrane technology to water or wastewater treatment, Development of innovative technologies for the treatment of contaminated water
Anaerobic bioconversion of waste to valuable products: biogas (CH4 and H2), organic acids, and alcohols, Bioelectrochemical systems converting off-gas to valuable chemicals, Biological nutrient removal and recovery from waste: nitrogen, phosphorus, and metals,Microbial community diversity and dynamics in environmental bioprocesses
Remote sensing of terrestrial and coastal ecosystem responses to climate variability, Polar remote sensing, Remote sensing data assimilation and applications, Natural and man-made disaster monitoring and assessment using remote sensing and GIS.
Water quality control and pollution prevention strategies, Harmful algal bloom prediction, The effects of climate-changed-induced extreme events on water quality and ecology, Pathogenic bacteria contamination in natural surface waters, Oil spilt simulation in natural surface waters
Multimedia monitoring and modeling of persistent organic pollutants (POPs), Monitoring of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), Emerging contaminants and their environmental fates, Influence of climate change on carbon cycle and the fate of toxic chemicals