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The Li group works at the interface of environmental engineering, water resources, and biogeochemistry. We are interested in  understanding on how climate change and human activities (e.g., land use, urbanization, mining, agriculture) influence water quantity and quality, and in developing the natural attenuation and remediation strategies. The ultimate goal is to develop general principles and science-based facts to facilitate stewardship of water resources. The Li group collaborates extensively with teams within and outside of U.S. (e.g., Germany, Switzerland).

We are looking for motivated students who are interested in pressing environmental challenges our society is facing today. Students with training in engineering, hydrology, applied math, or geosciences are welcome to apply. We particularly encourage students who are enthusiastic about interdisciplinary research and international collaboration, who are interested in rigorous sciences as well as broader society impacts, outreach, and education. Please apply to the Environmental Engineering program in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Penn State and mention Prof. Li Li in research statement. Please feel free to direct your inquiry to Prof. Li Li at lili at engr dot psu dot edu.

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Lab News

12/11-15: Fall AGU 2017 Li Group presentations: EP21H03, EP21H04, EP21D1866, H32D02, H43S04, H53A1437.

11/14: Li gave a Water Insights talk at Penn State. Listen to the recorded talk “Water Hydrobiogeochemical Modeling for Water Quality Forecasting”.

11/09: Li visited friends and gave an invited talk in Earth Sciences at University of Minnesota .

10/04: Li delivered an invited talk in the workshop “Reactive Transport in the Earth and Environmental Sciences in the 21st Century”, Amboise, France.

10/01: Congrats to Bryn Stewart! Bryn won the David E. Lumley Young Scientist Scholarship to present her work on nutrient transformation and transport in Mississippi River at AGU in December in New Orleans, Texas.

09/26: Welcome Daniel Kozar to join the Li Reactive Water Group!

09/26: Hang Wen did an amazing job in his PhD thesis defense. Congrats Dr. Wen!

09/18 – 09/22: Prof. Pamela Sullivan from Kansas University visited our group. Thank you for a stimulating and productive week, Pam!

09/04 – 09/06: Li visited Coal Creek, our watershed in Crested Butte, Colorado.

08/03: New publication in GCA: a reactive transport model for Marcellus Shale weathering.

07/11: Congratulations to Dacheng Xiao for passing his comprehensive exam.

05/23: Congrats to Wei Zhi for winning Best Paper award at Penn State Energy Day.

05/02: Congratulations to Sruthi Kakuturu! Sruthi graduated from Schreyer Honors College at Penn State.

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