Luke Scanell, BS '11

Pursuing MS in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

PhD students Luke Scannell (left) and Mohsen Ghafari work in one of CSEE’s environmental engineering labs.

“I am interested in conducting research in remediation of contaminants, especially by renewable and efficient means.”
Luke Scannell, BS '11, Pursuing MS in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

Upon completion of the BS program, Luke Scannell (BS, 2011) stayed on at UB to pursue his PhD in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. As a Teaching Assistant, Scannell receives a stipend towards his tuition. His research is focused on drinking water treatment and the remediation of contaminants, especially by renewable and efficient means. He is currently working with algae for the remediation of contaminated industrial waters and popular trees for the remediation of TCE contaminated groundwater. Previously, he worked with simple clay filters for the treatment of contaminated drinking water in third world countries. In 2015, he was awarded Engineering Mentor of the Year at the Future City Competition for his volunteer work with Mills Middle School in Williamsville, N.Y.