Heather Shipley, Ph.D.

Professor, The Burzik Professorship in Engineering Design, Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Construction Management

Heather Shipley, Ph.D.


  • CE 1301 – Introduction to Civil Engineering
  • CE 2633 – Environmental Engineering
  • CE 4613 – Environmental Chemistry
  • CE 4633 – Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • EGR 3303 – Engineering Co-op
  • ES 7311 – Doctoral Dissertation

Research Interests

  • Water safety - more specifically, water quality monitoring and fate and transport of pollutants
  • Water conservation, recycling, and sustainability such as low-impact development
  • Water purification, including the use of novel technologies such as nanomaterials
  • Technology comparisons and improvements for water and wastewater treatment
  • Biofilm formation and treatment
  • Physiochemical interactions of pollutants in the built environment


  • Ph.D., Environmental Engineering, Rice University
  • M.S., Environmental Engineering, Rice University
  • B.S., Chemistry, Baylor University

Honors and Awards


Grants, Patents and Clinical Trials