Cockrell School of Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin

Kerry Kinney

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L.P. Gilvin Centennial Professor in Engineering

Phone: (512) 232-1740
Office: ECJ 8.212

Area(s) of Expertise:
Building Energy and Environments
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Educational Qualifications:
Ph.D., University of California at Davis, Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1996
M.S., University of California at Davis, Civil & Environmental Engineering, 1993
B.S., University of California at Davis, Chemical Enigineering, 1988

Technical Interests:
Dr. Kinney's research in environmental engineering focuses on the beneficial application of microorganisms to the treatment of pollutants in the environment. Her research team develops biological treatment systems for contaminants generated from a variety of municipal and industrial sources. They utilize a range of tools that extend from molecular scale monitoring of biological processes to field scale demonstrations of treatment technologies. They also collaborate with other researchers in engineering and natural sciences to develop algae-to-biofuel production processes. In addition to examining the benefits of micrrorganisms in the ambient environment, Dr. Kinney's students investigate the potentially detrimental microbial communities that develop in indoor environments.