In this class we examine the fundamental reasons WHY sanitation, the provision of clean potable water, and the protection of air are crucial to the well being of society. Example Syllabus
In this class we introduce environmental chemistry and explain how it is similar, yet different from most chemistry courses taught within a chemistry department. Example Syllabus.
This course examines how the structures of organic chemicals dictate their environmental fate. Example Syllabus.
Students enrolled in this course learn about the essential topics that define the field of environmental chemistry. Example Syllabus.
Environmental sustainability is an important 21st century goal that must be met if human society is to survive. One mechanism by which such success can be achieved is through the development of novel approaches to address critical human and ecological needs. One potential approach is to take advantage of the incredible technological gains that have been made both in nanotechnology as well as in data analytics and biotechnology. Students in this course will learn the basics of sustainability science and will then learn how nanotechnology is being used to address emerging problems such as water scarcity, antibiotic resistance, energy production, and climate change. Syllabus.
Dr. Peter Vikesland
1145 Perry Street (0246)
415 Durham Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Vikesland Research Group
E-mail: pvikes 'at' vt edu