Sustainable Materials Management

Sustainable Materials Management

The sustainable materials management group is in the Department of Environmental Engineering Sciences.  A combination of field and laboratory activities focus on the applied research needs of the solid waste management community. This program focuses on reduction, resource and energy extraction, recycling and beneficial reuse, and sustainable disposal of domestic solid waste streams and industrial byproducts. Undergraduate and graduate student course topics include fundamentals of waste management, landfill design, and beneficial use of waste materials.


Research Focus Areas

  • Recycling of waste-to-energy ash
  • Sustainable landfill design and operation
  • Construction and demolition debris management
  • Beneficial use of waste materials
  • Sustainable materials management

Graduate Program Study

Master of Engineering (ME) or Master of Science (MS) Degree


Photo of Sara Behdad Sara Behdad Associate Professor
(352) 294-7547

412 Black Hall

Photo of Christopher Ferraro Christopher Ferraro Associate Professor
(352) 392-0959

460B Weil Hall

Photo of Timothy G. Townsend Timothy Townsend Jones, Edmunds & Associates, Inc. Professor
(352) 392-0846

204 Black Hall

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