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    Benson Geoenvironmental Research Group

    Led by Dean Craig Benson, our group works in the broad area of geoenvironmental engineering, with a primary focus on solid waste containment systems.

Our Research

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

The impact of our work harnesses natural processes to prevent landfills from leaking pollutants into groundwater, balancing the need to keep the natural world clean and healthy with society's goals of economic growth and robust industries.

More About Us

The Geoenvironmental 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.

Group Members

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.

Current Projects