- Human Dimensions — Water Infrastructure — Wastewater engineering and management
- Human Dimensions — Watershed Management — Research (modeling/geospatial analysis/monitoring)
- Human Dimensions — Watershed Management — Cooperative planning
Education / Outreach Target Audience
- Bachelors students
- Masters / PhD students
Professor Hayes's research interests include surface and colloidal chemistry, environmental chemistry and engineering, green chemistry and engineering principles, and nanotechnology and sustainable engineering approaches for solving environmental problems. Much of his research focuses on the impact of surface and interfacial properties on transport and transformation processes of environmental contaminants. Objectives of on-going projects include molecular-scale investigations of surface chemical properties and transformation processes, the synthesis and optimization of nanoparticles for groundwater remediation, the development of reduced iron materials for permeable reactive barrier systems, the optimization of anaerobic biological activated carbon drinking water treatment systems for the removal or arsenic and other inorganic contaminants, the design of novel petroleum free metal working fluids and coolants, and the reduction of water footprints and prevention of potential water quality impairment associated with hydraulic fracturing of shale gas formations.