Charles T. Driscoll’s teaching and research interests are in the areas of environmental chemistry, biogeochemistry, and water quality modeling. He teaches undergraduate and graduate-level classes in environmental engineering, aquatic chemistry and biogeochemistry.
Dr. Driscoll’s research interests are in environmental chemistry and biogeochemistry. He has focused on assessing and quantifying the response of ecosystems to disturbances. The research is largely field-based. Models are also used as a research tool to understand the effects of ecosystem disturbance and as a management tool to evaluate ecosystem response to mitigation strategies. An important resource for the research program is the Center for Environmental Systems Engineering (CESE), which includes state-of-the-art analytical equipment.