Research

Environmental

Environmental Engineering research opportunities include:
  • Drinking water treatment processes especially for small and developing communities
  • Post-treatment aeration systems
  • Slow sand, gravel roughing, riverbank, diatomaceous earth and membrane filtration systems
  • Innovative arsenic removal systems
  • Photolysis and advanced oxidation processes as a total water solution
  • Technologies for phosphorus recovery and reuse
  • Innovative technologies for inactivation of pathogens on solid surfaces
  • Sustainable engineering applications and analysis
  • Contaminated sediment remediation technologies
Type of student(s) we would like to recruit include those that have a background knowledge of:
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Physical, chemical and biological processes
  • Numerical methods
  • Environmental modeling
  • Risk assessment
  • Statistical methods and experimental design
  • Public health principles
  • Water quality measurements
  • Basic environmental technologies

Engineer outside working in fieldGeotechnical

Geotechnical Engineering group at UNH offer a variety of geotech related courses and research areas from field to laboratory testing and from numerical to physical modeling. Exceptional equipment and facilities provide a unique opportunities fro learning and research for undergraduate and graduate students.

Geotechnical engineering research opportunities include:
  • Static and Dynamic laboratory characterization of soils
  • In situ field measurements and applications
  • Centrifuge physical modelling of geotechnical systems
  • Smart Sensors
  • Geo-environmental Engineering
  • Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering
  • Landslide hazard prediction and mitigation techniques
  • Unsaturated Soils
  • Soil-Structure Interaction

Stone asphalt close up

Materials

Civil Engineering Materials research at UNH focuses on asphalt and portland cement concrete pavements, specifically with material characterization and testing in the laboratory.  The Materials group performs work with recycled materials, including reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), recycled asphalt shingles (RAS) and recycled portland cement concrete.  These include laboratory performance evaluation as well as performance of pavements in service.

       Research opportunities include:
  • Asphalt concrete characterization and modeling
  • Portland cement concrete
  • Pavement performance and modeling
  • Impact of climate change on pavement
Type of student(s) we would like to recruit include those that have a background knowledge of:
  • Material characterization
  • Experimental methods
  • Numerical modeling
  • Advanced mechanics
  • Risk assessment, life cycle cost analysis
  • Sustainability

Close up of a deck of a bridgeStructures

Research opportunities include:
  • Bridges
  • Smart buildings and infrastructure
  • Transportation technology transfer center
  • Performance-based engineering
  • Earthquake engineering
  • Structural risk assessment
Type of student(s) we would like to recruit include those that have a background knowledge of:
  • Structural dynamics
  • Nonlinear structural analysis
  • Structural control
  • Risk assessment
  • Advanced mechanics of solids
  • Numerical modeling
  • Experimental methods
  • Transportation engineering

WaterHydrology and Water Resources Engineering

The Hydrology and Water Resources Engineering group focuses efforts on field monitoring of systems and their representation in numerical and/or spatial models.  Ongoing research includes:  stormwater management, remote sensing, adaptation to climate change, and stream restoration, to name a few.

Water Resources Research Opportunities include:
  • Hydrologic Analysis using Remote sensing
  • Flood Modeling
  • Snow Hydrology
  • Climate Change and Water Resources
  • Decision Making in Water Resources
  • Stormwater
  • Stream Restoration

Type of student(s) we would like to recruit include those that have a background knowledge of:
  • Hydrology
  • Hydrologic Engineering
  • Experimental Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Statistics
  • Programming
  • Optimization