Dr. Carol Miller, Co-Director
Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University. Water resources research in sustainable and green energy technologies, hydraulic modeling, and water supplies.
Dr. David Pitts, Co-Director
Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Research in ecotoxicology, neurotoxicology, exposure effects on brain development, and emerging contaminants in urban water supplies and wastewater.
Dr. Donna Kashian, Co-Director
Associate Professor in Biological Sciences at Wayne State University. Multidisciplinary research addressing complex environmental issues through science, policy, engineering, sociology and business.
Dr. Jeffrey Ram, Co-Director
Professor in Physiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Research and development of new technologies for detecting invasive and pathogenic organisms in urban water resources, and investigation of invasive species physiology. Teaching at Belle Isle Aquarium includes K-12 field trips and undergraduate internships.
Dr. Tracie Baker
Dr. Mark Baskaran
Dr. Omer Bilhan
Visiting Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University; Assistant Professor at Nevsehir HBV University, Turkey. Research in hydraulic design and modeling, sediment transport.
Dr. Robin Boyle
Professor in Urban Studies and Planning at Wayne State University. Collaborative research addressing urban vacant land, and redevelopment planning and policy, particularly with the Redevelopment Ready Communities program of the Michigan Suburbs Alliance.
Dr. Thomas E. Dowling
Professor in Biological Sciences at Wayne State University. Research addressing management of threatened and endangered species, particularly freshwater fishes in both the Great Lakes region and American Southwest.
Noah D. Hall, J.D.
Associate Professor of Law at Wayne State University Law School. Founder of the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, his research addresses environmental and water law and policy, including international and Great Lakes water resource management.
Dr. Paul E. Kilgore
Associate Professor in Pharmacy Practice at Wayne State University. Research on waterborne infectious diseases, exposure risk and public health interventions, particularly in the Great Lakes region.
Dr. Larry Lemke
Associate Professor in Geology and Director of the Environmental Science Program at Wayne State University. Research on modeling contaminant fate and transport, and characterizing spatial variability in natural environments.
Dr. Rahul Mitra
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication at Wayne State University. Research focuses on the communicative implications of organizing sustainably. Topics of study include: sustainable business, corporate social responsibility, leadership, career and meaningful work, and organizing for social change.
Dr. Zaki Malik
Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Wayne State University. Water-related research includes modeling, databases, and development of innovative and practical solutions to real world problems.
Dr. Shawn McElmurry
Associate Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Wayne State University. Multidisciplinary research addressing transport and fate of pollutants, land use effects on water quality, water treatment and delivery effectiveness and sustainability.
Dr. Rayman Mohamed
Associate Professor in Urban Studies and Planning at Wayne State University. Interdisciplinary research investigating behavioral, economic, regulatory and environmental drivers for urban conservation, redevelopment and planning.
Daryl M. Pierson
Sustainability Coordinator for Wayne State University. Administrator responsible for campus-wide environmental efficiency, stewardship, education and outreach.
Dr. Caisheng Wang
Associate Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Wayne State University. Research and development of innovative technologies to solve environmental challenges related to power generation and distribution, energy storage, and renewable energy systems.
Dr. Yang Wang
Postdoctoral Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Wayne State University. Research in power system planning, environmental protection and emission reduction.
Dr. Judy Westrick
Dr. Yifan Zhang
Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Food Science at Wayne State University. Research on the role of food, agriculture and environment in transmitting human pathogenic bacteria and antimicrobial resistance, particularly in relation to sustainable urban agriculture practices.
Dr. Yongli Zhang
Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Investigation of clean and sustainable water and energy resources, including research on bio-energy, water system management, wastewater treatment, and emerging contaminants. Web Site
Our work is supported by a broad network of agencies, institutes, foundations, non-profits and other organizations, some of which are listed here:
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
- United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
- Great Lakes Protection Fund (GLPF)
- Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- United States Geological Survey (USGS)
- Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)
- United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
- United Engineering Foundation (UEF)
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- United States Department of Energy (USDOE)
- United States Department of Defense (USDOD)
- United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- University Research Corridor (URC)
- Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA)
- Macomb County Planning and Economic Development
- Erb Family Foundation
- Michigan Sea Grant
- Michigan Suburbs Alliance
- Belle Isle Conservancy
- Huron Clinton Metropolitan Authority (HCMA)
- Huron to Erie Alliance for Research and Training (HEART)
- Macomb Community College (MCC)
- University of Dayton
- Tucker, Young, Jackson, Tull, Incorporated