Faculty Directory


Transportation and Infrastructure

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Jeffrey Andrews

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-0536
Office Location: EER 6.880

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Transportation and Infrastructure

Wireless and Network Science

Research Interests

Multiuser wireless networking; wireless ad hoc networks; multiuser techniques for code division multiple access, multiple-input multiple-output, and orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing; WiMAX

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Amit Bhasin

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-3667
Office Location: ECJ 6.108

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Material science aspects and mechanistic modeling of distresses in pavement materials (fatigue cracking, moisture damage); self healing properties of bituminous materials; structure-property relationships in composite materials; surface properties and interfacial adhesion of materials; development of test methods to characterize properties and performance of pavement materials

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Chandra Bhat

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4535
Office Location: ECJ 6.810

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Activity and travel behavior analysis; travel demand modeling; application of econometric, discrete choice and market research techniques in transportation planning; logistics and freight modeling; transportation energy and transportation air quality analysis; urban form and spatial data modeling

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Stephen Boyles

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-3548
Office Location: ECJ 6.204

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Areas of Impact

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Network modeling; traffic assignment; transportation user behavior; infrastructure systems

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Carlos Caldas

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-6014
Office Location: ECJ 5.210

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Areas of Impact

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Information technologies for project management; life-cycle information integration; project data analysis; construction knowledge discovery and dissemination; product and process modeling; project control systems; field management technologies; communication, collaboration and coordination technologies

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Sergio Castellanos

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Environmental and energy justice, sustainable transportation, renewable energy technology manufacturing and deployment, and energy systems modeling

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Christian Claudel

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


Office Location: ECJ 6.208

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Areas of Impact

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Control and estimation of distributed parameter systems; transportation systems; wireless sensor networks; unmanned aerial vehicles

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Tyler Dick

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-4252
Office Location: ECJ 6.902

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Areas of Impact

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Railway mainline, yard and terminal capacity, design and interaction; railroad network operations and performance resiliency; operations potential of advanced railway traffic control systems with virtual and moving blocks; railway energy efficiency and alternative energy locomotives; technology-assisted train operations and self-propelled autonomous railcars; predictive analytics for operations and maintenance planning; safety of rail operations and hazardous materials transportation.

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Chadi El Mohtar

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-3695
Office Location: ECJ 9.227K

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Pore fluid engineering; non-aqueous flow through porous media; earthquake engineering; liquefaction; fatigue life and behavior of asphalt concrete

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Kasey Faust

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Infrastructure management and decision making; infrastructure interdependencies; intersection of engineering and policy; public involvement in infrastructure decisions; coupled human infrastructure interdependencies; impact of urban decline on infrastructure systems

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Anca Ferche

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


Office Location: ECJ 4.706

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Areas of Impact

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Analysis and performance assessment of concrete structures, structural implications of deterioration mechanisms, development of constitutive models for evolving concrete and reinforcement materials, and sustainability of concrete structures

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Raissa Ferron

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-2691
Office Location: ECJ 4.704

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Areas of Impact

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Rheology; characterization of fresh concrete micro-and nano-structure; cement chemistry and aggregation mechanisms; self-consolidating concrete; affordable sustainable housing materials

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Robert Gilbert

Department Chair and Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3688
Office Location: ECJ 9.227H

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Performance reliability and risk management for slopes, dams, levees, foundations, waste containment and site remediation

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Matthew Hall

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-471-1292
Office Location: ETC 7.148

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Internal combustion engines; hazardous waste incineration; combustion and flow in porous media

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Matthew Hebdon

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-571-1619
Office Location: ECJ 4.718

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Areas of Impact

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Bridge engineering; large-scale testing of structures; in-situ monitoring and testing; use of drones for structural inspection, structurally redundant systems, fatigue and fracture evaluation of steel structures; the corrosion behavior of steels; historical fabrication methods and materials; evaluation and repair of deteriorated infrastructure

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Todd Helwig

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-2239, 512-475-8195

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Areas of Impact

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Design and behavior of steel structures

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Ben Hodges

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4730, 512-471-1807
Office Location: ECJ 9.102G

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Hydrodynamics; transport and water quality issues in lakes, rivers and estuaries

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Alex (Qin) Huang

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 232-6647
Office Location: EER 7.878

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Space and Aeronautics

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Power Semiconductor Devices; Advanced Power Electronics; Renewable Energy Integration and Smart Grid; Power Management Integrated Circuits

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Todd Humphreys

Professor

Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-4489
Office Location: ASE 3.234

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Security

Transportation and Infrastructure

Wireless and Network Science

Research Interests

Estimation and filtering; satellite navigation technology and security; software-defined radio

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Maria Juenger

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3593, 512-471-7751
Office Location: ECJ 4.736

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Manufacturing and Materials

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Hydration chemistry and microstructural characterization of portland cement and related materials; mechanisms of chemical deterioration in concrete; concrete durability; reducing the environmental impact of concrete production

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Christine Julien

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-232-5671
Office Location: EER 7.806

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Mobile and pervasive computing; software engineering and middleware for dynamic environments; algorithms and protocols for mobile and pervasive computing; mobile testbed development and use; application of formal methods to mobile and pervasive computing networks

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Spyros Kinnas

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-475-7969, 512-232-1887
Office Location: ECJ 8.610

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Ocean engineering; hydrodynamics; cavitation; wave mechanics; computational fluid dynamics (CFD); design of ocean vehicle control and propulsion systems; tidal turbines

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Kerry Kinney

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-1740
Office Location: ECJ 9.102A

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Beneficial application of microorganisms to the treatment of pollutants in the environment; algae-to-biofuel production processes; potentially detrimental microbial communities that develop in indoor environments

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Kara Kockelman

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-0210, 512-471-4379
Office Location: ECJ 6.904

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Travel behavior modeling; Transport data analysis; Transport economics and energy policy; Roadway safety; The connection between urban form and transportation

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Manish Kumar

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
Chemical Engineering


Office Location: ECJ 8.212

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Areas of Impact

Bioengineering and Health

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Membrane processes and bio-inspired membranes for wastewater treatment and water reuse

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Fernanda Leite

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-5957
Office Location: ECJ 5.302

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Autonomy and Robotics

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Information technology for project management; building information modeling; life-cycle information integration; collaboration and coordination technologies; information technology-supported construction safety management

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Randy Machemehl

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4541, 512-232-3107
Office Location: ECJ 6.902, CTR 200

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Areas of Impact

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Transportation system operational analysis and design software development; transport system demand estimation

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Lance Manuel

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-5691
Office Location: ECJ 4.718

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Random vibration; structural dynamics; structural reliability; atmospheric inflow turbulence simulation for wind turbine loads analysis; computational methods for windstorm field generation; performance of deepwater offshore platforms; probabilistic seismic hazard analysis

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Zoltan Nagy

Assistant Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512- 232-6793
Office Location: ECJ 5.436

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Optimal control of low energy building systems

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Evdokia Nikolova

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Office Location: EER 6.808

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Wireless and Network Science

Research Interests

Risk analysis from an algorithmic perspective arising in stochastic optimization, networks, economics and complex systems

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William O'Brien

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-4638
Office Location: ECJ 5.430

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Manufacturing and Materials

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Production systems: project supply chain management, project controls; computer integrated construction: information integration, collaborative systems, human-computer interaction, implementation issues

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Jorge Prozzi

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3488
Office Location: ECJ 6.112

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Highway pavement design and rehabilitation; monitoring, evaluation and performance analysis of highway pavements; asphalt technology; accelerated pavement testing; sustainable pavement engineering; environmentally-friendly pavement technologies; applied probability and statistics; applied econometrics; life-cycle cost analysis; transportation infrastructure management

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Ellen Rathje

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3683
Office Location: ECJ 9.227C

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Geotechnical earthquake engineering and engineering seismology; seismic stability of earth structures and slopes; earthquake-induced landslides; seismic site response; field liquefaction evaluation and soil improvement; application of remote sensing to earthquake damage assessment

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Salvatore Salamone

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3427, 512-232-4464
Office Location: ECJ 4.710

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Structural health monitoring; non-destructive evaluation; ultrasonic sensing methods for smart structures; wave propagation in solids; digital signal processing and pattern recognition

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Navid Saleh

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-9175
Office Location: ECJ 8.608

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Areas of Impact

Manufacturing and Materials

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Environmental nanotechnology; physicochemical processes; fate and transport of nanomaterials in the environment; groundwater remediation

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Polina Sela

Associate Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-6879
Office Location: ECJ 8.208

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Water resources systems management; cyber-physical urban systems

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Sanjay Shakkottai

Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


512-471-5376
Office Location: EER 6.802

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Security

Transportation and Infrastructure

Wireless and Network Science

Research Interests

Scheduling and QoS in wireless networks; ad-hoc and sensor networks; congestion control in the internet; resource allocation for heterogeneous networks

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Gerald Speitel

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-7995
Office Location: ECJ 10.326

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Treatment processes for hazardous organic chemicals, including biodegradation and adsorption; drinking water treatment; computer models of treatment processes

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Kenneth Stokoe

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3689
Office Location: ECJ 9.227

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Areas of Impact

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Geotechnical earthquake engineering and soil dynamics; non-destructive testing of pavements, soils and structures; offshore geotechnical engineering

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Junmin Wang

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


(512) 232-2392
Office Location: ETC 4.152C

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Areas of Impact

Autonomy and Robotics

Computational Engineering/Science

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Control, modeling, estimation, optimization, and diagnosis of dynamical systems, especially for automotive, vehicle, transportation, smart, automated, and sustainable mobility applications

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Michael Webber

Professor

Mechanical Engineering


512-475-6867
Office Location: ETC 6.106EA

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Energy policy; energy and water; alternative and renewable energy; biofuels; energy in Texas; energy systems; waste to energy

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Eric Williamson

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-475-6175, 512-471-4594
Office Location: ECJ 4.722, PRC 177

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Areas of Impact

Computational Engineering/Science

Security

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Response of structures to blast and impact; progressive collapse; structural response modelling and simulation; static and dynamic stability; failure modeling; damage mechanics

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Sharon Wood

Executive Vice President and Provost and Professor (not currently teaching)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-471-1166
Office Location: ECJ 10.310, PRC 177

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Areas of Impact

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Design and behavior of reinforced concrete structures; infrastructure monitoring; earthquake engineering

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Hao Zhu

Associate Professor

Electrical and Computer Engineering


(512) 471-1722
Office Location: EER 7.868

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Areas of Impact

Artificial Intelligence and Information Engineering

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Cyber-physical power systems, Energy data analytics, Signal processing over networks

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Jorge Zornberg

Professor

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering


512-232-3595
Office Location: ECJ 9.227A

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Areas of Impact

Energy and Environment

Transportation and Infrastructure

Research Interests

Soil mechanics; soil reinforcement and improvement; environmental geotechnics; geosynthetics; numerical and physical (centrifuge) modeling of geotechnical and geoenvironmental systems