Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Director, Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems (Water-QUEST)
When to call: VanBriesen's research includes water's role in energy production, such as fracking shale gas deposits and heating and cooling power stations. She is also an expert in pathogen detection and drinking water security, as well as other urban water issues.
Media Contact: Call Sherry Stokes at 412-268-5976.
Jeanne VanBriesen is a professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering and director of CMU's Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems. She discusses the water-energy nexus that is integral to understanding how fracking for natural gas impacts the environment. VanBriesen is also an expert in the area of urban water issues.
VanBriesen presented about water concerns related to shale gas development at the symposium celebrating the launch of the institute.