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Al Rossner

Alan Rossner is the Director of the Environmental Health Sciences and Environmental Science & Policy majors as well as a associate Director of ISE. His research focuses on indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring, in industrial and residential environments.  Prof. Rossner teaches courses in: Introduction to Industrial Hygiene; Risk Assessment; Advanced Topics in Environmental and Occupational Health; Ventilation; Environmental Science; Air Monitoring and Analysis; Environmental Leadership; Sustainability and the Environmental.
rossner@clarkson.edu

Michelle Crimi

Michelle Crimi's research is focused in situ remediation of contaminated soil and groundwater, chemical oxidation and degradation of organic contaminants, impacts of in situ remediation on aquifer quality, and human health risk assessment. Prof. Crimi teaches Introduction to Industrial Hygiene, Risk Assessment, Toxicology and Epidemiology, Intro to Environmental Science and Policy, Groundwater Hydrology and Geochemistry, Advanced Topics in EHS, and Methods and Analysis.
mcrimi@clarkson.edu

 

Sue Powers

Sue Powers is the Associate Director for Sustainability for the Institute for a Sustainable Environment. She focuses on teaching the process of engineering problem solving in a real world environment. Dr. Powers research is in the area of multiphase flow and contaminant transport in subsurface systems.
sep@clarkson.edu

 

Phil Hopke

Philip Hopke is the current Director for the Institute for a Sustainable Environment, the Center for Air Resources Engineering and Science, and is a part of the Chemical Engineering and Chemistry departments at Clarkson. His research targets the complexities of air particle monitoring and modeling.
hopkepk@clarkson.edu

 

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Tom Langen is a conservation biologist with a focus on behavioral ecology. His research focuses on road ecology, wetland restoration ecology, and bird behavior. As an Associate Professor, Prof. Langen teaches the following courses: Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology; Animal Learning & Cognition, General Ecology Lecture and Lab, Conservation Biology, Biological Systems & Global Environmental Change, and courses of the Adirondack Semester and River University. He also does professional development workshops in the US and Latin America on the environmental impacts of roads and other infrastructure.
tlangen@clarkson.edu

Andrea Ferro

Andrea Ferro focuses her research on the connection between air contamination and its effects on human health. She is currently working on indoor air quality and pollution assessments. At Clarkson, Prof. Ferro is a member of the Civil and Environmental Engineering programs and teaches the following courses: Atmospheric Chemistry; Human Exposure Analysis; Water Resources/Environmental Senior Design; Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering; Earth Science; Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar; and Engineering Science Seminar.
aferro@clarkson.edu

Michael Twiss

Michael Twiss is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department and is the interim Director of the Great Rivers Center. He is a limnologist by trade and studies the interactions of freshwater plankton and trace metal elements. Prof. Twiss teaches courses in Limnology; Microbiology Lecture and Lab; and Great Lakes Science Practicum.

 

Shane Rogers

Shane Rogers
Shane Rogers' research emphasizes biotechnologies for soils and water treatment, including genome-enabled molecular technologies for monitoring soils, air, and water quality.  His recent research investigates the fate and transport of pathogens and chemical stressors in agroecosystems (air, water, soils, and wildlife vectoring).  Prof. Rogers is the faculty mentor for the Clarkson University Chapter of Engineers Without Borders-USA, and is a member of the Civil and Environmental Engineering programs.  He teaches the following courses: Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes; Water Resources/Environmental Senior Design; Introduction to Environmental Engineering; Livestock Manure Management; Environmental Biological Processes; and Environmental Biotechnology.  
srogers@clarkson.edu



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"There is a growing demand for ecologists who can work with policy makers, planners and project managers to do what we can to conserve or restore healthy environments. My students and I focus on figuring out how to improve environmental quality and sustainability in human-dominated landscapes."
~Tom Langen