Kelvin B. Gregory is a professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His research explores the microbiology, ecology, and fundamental interactions between bacteria and their physical and chemical environment.

Gregory has a B.S. degree in biological systems and agricultural engineering from the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Iowa. He studied microbial diversity and ecology at Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory and completed postdoctoral studies at the University of Massachusetts Environmental Biotechnology Center.

His current research interests lie in produced water management, environmental nanotechnology, and geologic carbon sequestration and microfluidic cell sorting.

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2002 Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Iowa

1999 MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Iowa

1995 BS, Biological Systems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Nebraska

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Civil and Environmental Engineering

Londono awarded Miller Presidential Fellowship

Esteban Londono, a doctoral candidate, has recently earned the prestigious Ruth Furman Miller and David H. Miller Presidential Fellowship within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is currently applying his research to develop models for detecting SARS-CoV-2 in simulated wastewater data to facilitate early outbreak detection.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advancing equity and sustainability: Jordan Joseph as a GEM Consortium Fellow

Jordan Joseph became an Associate Fellow of The National GEM Consortium in 2020, a program dedicated to increasing the representation of underrepresented groups in graduate engineering and science studies. Joseph's research centers on pathways for residential decarbonization and their impact on vulnerable communities.

Engineering and Public Policy

Senior Greta Markey earns Marshall Scholarship

Carnegie Mellon University's Greta Markey (BS '22) has been named a recipient of the highly competitive Marshall Scholarship, which is awarded to less than 50 Americans each year to fund graduate education in the United Kingdom. She is the fifth CMU student to receive the award since 1955.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Joseph awarded Cohon Graduate Fellowship

Joseph researches pathways for residential decarbonization and their impacts on vulnerable communities.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

CEE faculty researching coronavirus effects

CEE researchers, including Kelvin Gregory, Kaushik Dayal, Destenie Nock, post-doc Mahnoush Babaei, and Ph.D. student Esteban Londono, are looking into detection and treatment methods as well as socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CMU Engineering

Separation line

Carnegie Mellon researchers have developed a novel device that separates blood cells using sound waves.

New Atlas

Engineers Without Borders group studies vertical farming to tackle food poverty

A group of students from the CMU chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) has turned to vertical farming as a way to tackle food poverty. By experimenting with LED lights that flicker at different speeds, the group is attempting to find how much light is necessary to grow the biggest plant, using the least amount of energy.

CMU Engineering

EWB can grow fresh food in your home

CMU Engineers Without Borders students are pioneering a brand-new approach to indoor agriculture—and it all starts with LED lights.