The Freshwater Technology research program at SFS focuses on developing new technologies for scientific exploration, observation, monitoring, sampling, and forecasting, as well as for conservation, food production, and water treatment.
From robots that explore difficult-to-reach surf zones, to buoy networks that collect data day and night in any weather, to aquaculture systems that reduce environmental impacts, the freshwater technology developed at SFS is integral to exploring the unknown and finding solutions to the world’s freshwater problems.
Freshwater technology research draws upon engineering, computer science, and other related disciplines.
Faculty and scientists
Binkowski, Frederick P.
Fisheries biology, lake sturgeon biology, early life history of Great Lakes fishes, aquaculture, urban aquacultureBootsma, Harvey
Tropical limnology, nutrient cycling, food webs, carbon dynamicsConsi, Thomas R.
Marine robotics, marine scientific instrumentation, engineering educationGrundl, Tim
Groundwater chemistry, contaminant transport and degradation, environmental tracersGuo, Laodong
Biogeochemistry, carbon cycle, colloids and nanoparticles, stable isotopes, radionuclides, environmental changeKlump, J. Val
Biogeochemistry, limnology, radiochemistry, nutrient and carbon cycling, observing systemsSmith, Matthew C.
Instrumentation and sensor development, automation of molecular biological methods, in situ chemical and biological detection in aqueous environments