Benson Geoenvironmental Research Group

  • Who we are

    The Benson Research Group is based in the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment at University of Virginia. Our group is a diverse mixture of graduate students, undergraduate students, post-docs and visiting scholars.

  • What we do

    Our work broadly falls into the field of geoenvironmental engineering. Our research spans several focus areas, including: municipal solid waste, hazardous waste, coal combustion residuals, mixed radioactive waste, and mining and mineral processing wastes.

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  • Why we do it

    We focus on the intersection of the built and natural environment in order to reduce or eliminate the transport of contaminants from engineered containment systems into precious natural resources.