News

August 2020

July 2020

July 8, 2020
Rutgers study could lead to better disinfection methods and understanding of coronavirus and other risks Can antibiotic-resistant bacteria escape from sewers into waterways and cause a disease outbreak? A new Rutgers study, published in the journal Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, examined the microbe-laden “biofilms” that cling to sewer walls, and even built a simulated sewer to study the germs that survive within. 

February 2020

February 16, 2020
Introducing Environmental Engineering at Rutgers New Brunswick

January 2020

January 7, 2020
Rutgers research reveals information gaps on LED lighting for indoor crops January 7, 2020 While LED lighting can enhance plant growth in greenhouses, standards are needed to determine the optimal intensity and colors of light, according to Rutgers research that could help improve the energy efficiency of horticultural lighting products.

December 2019

December 20, 2019
The Rutgers Cooperative Extension (RCE) Water Resources Program has long shared its work on the international stage through presentations to foreign delegations visiting the United States.  These presentations recently resulted in an invitation for Christopher Obropta, professor of environmental science and the RCE extension specialist in water resources, to visit Taipei, Taiwan and share information about Water Resources Program efforts in designing and implementing community-based green infrastructure. 

November 2019

November 7, 2019
Assistant Professor Nicole Fahrenfeld (CEE) is the principal investigator of a 2019 National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award titled “Controls on the Host and Transfer of Hazardous Genes.” The goal of this project is to apply new techniques to monitor antibiotic resistant (AR) microbes in different environmental settings. This information will be used to track the transmission of antibiotic resistance through the environment. 
November 7, 2019
Blue Acres Floodplain Restoration is creating a public park able to manage stormwater and withstand storm surges

October 2019

October 24, 2019
CEE professor Qizhong (George) Guo participated in a series of essays that appeared in the Star-Ledger on Sunday, June 23, discussing how we can adapt to the rising sea along the New Jersey coast. According to Guo, in New Jersey’s effort to adapt to rising sea levels, we are facing infrastructure challenges on two fronts – structural deterioration and environmental change.