My name is Emese Hadnagy and I have a doctorate in civil engineering (specializing in environmental and water resources engineering) from the University of New Hampshire. I have over 10 years of professional experience in academia and in the environmental consulting industry combined.
I was attracted to the University of New Haven because of its strong focus on applied engineering education, its innovative efforts in developing online courses, and because I wanted to teach in a small classroom setting where I can have a lot of personal interaction with students. In my courses, I strive to achieve a healthy balance between theory and application, and my main goal is to foster independence in my students to help them transfer the knowledge they gained in the classroom to their current and future jobs.
At the University of New Haven, I will teach graduate level water resources engineering courses both online and in traditional face-to-face classrooms. My research focuses on environmental pollution prevention and hazard mitigation issues in water and related matrices. My work over the past ten years involved areas such as watershed level water quality assessment, contaminant removal in engineered water systems, and remediation of environmental pollutants in soils and sediments. At UNH, I plan to continue my work investigating the way contaminants impact the quality of coastal water systems.