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Environmental Sciences: Research Interests

UTEP Office of Research and Sponsored Projects


The vision of the Office of Research and Sponsored Projects (ORSP) is to accelerate the research and sponsored program enterprise while adhering to university policies and federal regulations.


The mission of the ORSP is to provide the following services:

  • proposal development assistance and training;
  • review and provide institiutional endorsement of all applications for external sponsored funding;
  • review, negotiate, and accept awards on behalf of the University;
  • compliance and post-award monitoring and oversight;
  • maintenance of sponsored project data for the University;
  • coordination of institutional review boards for research with human and animal subjects and for biosafety;
  • management of the University's intellectual property; and
  • promotion of entrepreneurial and commercialization activities.

Please note: The vision & mission statements are from ORSP website.

Research Aeas

Research Themes:

Earth System Geochemistry

Geospatial Research

Professional and Entrepreneurial Geoscience

Science Learning & Education

Solid Earth & Geophysics

Tectonics & Sedimentation

Research interests include:

  • Aeolian processes and contaminant transport
  • Surface water-ground water interaction
  • Bioaccumulation of heavy metals
  • Isotopic fractionation in natural systems
  • Phytoremediation
  • Groundwater contaminant transport
  • Climate change feedback mechanisms
  • Ecology and evolution of macrointertebrates
  • Radionuclide transport models

Research Centers

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For more information, please contact:

The University of Texas at El Paso
Dept. of Geological Sciences
Geology – Rm 101
500 W University
El Paso, Texas 79902

P: (915) 747-5501

Environmental Science TIERA Program

For information about Environmental Science TIERA program, please contact:

Ms. Maryam Zarei/TIERA Coordinator

500 W. University Avenue : El Paso, TX, 79968-0582 : (915) 747-5672
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