Civil and Environmental Engineering

Wenjie Sun

Assistant Professor

B.S., Water and Wastewater Engineering, Zhengzhou University, 2001; M.S., Environmental Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, 2004; M.S., Environmental Engineering, University of Arizona, 2006; Ph.D., Major in Environmental Engineering, Minor in Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, 2008

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Research

Dr. Sun's interests are driven by the desire to understand the role of microbes and manage microbial processes to provide service to interdisciplinary nexus of waste (water)-environment-sustainability.  Dr. Sun's researches aim to explore the interfaces between microbiological processes and their practical applications to solve environmental problems.

  • Environmental biotechnology for the treatment of hazardous pollutants in water, wastewater and sediment
  • Bioremediation of soil and groundwater contamination
  • Integrated solid waste disposal and management with a specific emphasis on biological and chemical processes in landfills that influence the fate of municipal and industrial wastes and landfills behavior
  • Environmental application of molecular microbial biology in natural and engineered ecosystems
  • Environmental health and safety impacts of engineered materials