Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering Research Theme

Over the past ten years, ca. US$ 5.6 billion has been spent on hazardous fuel reduction to treat an average of ca. 2.5 million acres per year across the United States. These expenditures represent one of the primary strategies for the mitigation of catastrophic wildland fire events. At the local scale, the placement and implementation of fuel reduction treatments is complex, involving trade-offs between environmental impacts, threatened and endangered species mitigation, funding, smoke management, parcel ownership, litigation, and weather conditions. Because of the cost and complexity involved, there is a need for implementing treatments in such a way that hazard mitigation, or other management objectives, are optimized.

Research Themes: 

  • Environmental Engineering
Dr Andrea Joana Correia Semiao

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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment



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Andrea has a first degree in Chemical Engineering at the Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Portugal, followed by an Industrial Placement at Fujifilm, former Avecia in Grangemouth working on dye purification for

Environmental engineering is focused on developing sustainable processes to improve the natural and built environment for all living beings.

Loch Tay, Central Highlands of Scotland

Research Institutes

Cavitation induced collapse of surface nanobubbles

Each of the following Research Institutes is a major centre of expertise and between them they span much of modern engineering:


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