Tag: Joel Burken

Nature’s expert witnesses: plants tell of environmental pollution

Posted by on August 1, 2011

esthag_thumbnail.jpgThe poet William Blake once wrote that we could “see a world in a grain of sand.” Today, environmental engineers are seeing the world beneath the surface through a greener part of nature: the trunks and branches of trees.

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Researchers use trees to detect contaminants and health threats

Posted by on April 25, 2011

Burken-tree-sampling-port-web.jpgResearchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a method to detect the presence of soil and groundwater contamination without turning a shovel or touching the water.

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Burken named interim ERC director

Posted by on July 10, 2008

Dr. Joel Burken, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, has been named interim director of the university’s Environmental Research Center for Emerging Contaminants. He will serve in the interim capacity during the search for a permanent replacement. His appointment began July 1.

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UMR’s Burken receives national teaching award

Posted by on October 4, 2007

Dr. Joel Burken, associate professor of civil, architectural and environmental engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla, has been selected to receive the Association of Environmental Engineering Professors (AEESP) Award for Outstanding Teaching of Environmental Engineering and Science. Burken’s former students nominated him for the award.

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