Small things have large impacts

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We study the movement of soil/sediment, water, and bacteria in nature.

Small things can have large impacts. Our Environmental Transport Lab focuses on the relationship between things as small as microscopic organisms in the soil to as large as landscape evolution. Our goal is to fundamentally understand how things move throughout sediment and soil, whether that be contaminants, bacteria, or carbon. Our research could have a large impact on how everyone understands erosion and the soil we live on. 

Our Team

Our team consists of motivated doctoral students, graduate students, undergraduate students and faculty. All with the focus on understanding the environment at a variety of scales. 

Our Videos

Our research is long-lasting and its impacts are relevant for generations to come. It is important to spread our research to young minds and inspire future scientists and engineers. We design outreach events and produce science videos to accomplish this. 

Recent News Highlights


Judy is one of the six CSE faculty named University of Minnesota McKnight Land Grant Professors in 2024. Read more

12/23 - 03/24

Congratulations to William for receiving the AGU Outstanding Student Presentation Award and the Heinz G. Stefan Fellowship!


We shared our passion about environmental science and engineering with about 50 girls from the Eureka! summer camp in SAFL. 


Congratulations to Jorge on a faculty position at NCSU and Erika on a consulting job!


Congrats Judy for being selected as the 2022-2023 Best Undergraduate Instructor from CEGE at UMN! 


Congrats Shih-Hsun for receiving the prestigious Charles C.S. Song Fellowship Award, an award for academic excellence! (read more)