University of Cincinnati - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


765 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0071

Dionysios D. Dionysiou
Tel: +1 513 556-0724




The Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept. of the University of Cincinnati (UC) has intensive Research and Teaching activity in several Areas: including Environmental Nanotechnology; Advanced Oxidation Technologies; Drinking Water Treatment and Purification; Solar Photocatalytic Destruction of Organic Contaminants in Water; Environmental Sustainability, Preparation of TiO2 Photocatalysts, Ceramic Coatings and Inorganic Membranes; Colloids and Surfactants; Ionic Liquids in Environmental Applications.

The environmental engineering laboratories occupy approximately 16,000 sq ft of laboratory space. Laboratories are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for analytical and environmental studies. In addition, there are several bench-scale and pilot-scale laboratory facilities to perform water and wastewater treatment studies, an aerosol and air quality laboratory, a gas pollution control laboratory, and a sate-of-the-art computational laboratory. All laboratories are integrated with lecture materials.



  • UV- and solar light-based advanced oxidation technologies (AOTs)
  • TiO2 photocatalysis
  • integrated photocatalytic membrane reactors and processes
  • understanding and controlling membrane biofouling
  • green chemistry and environmental sustainability