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Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment

Pollutants are having devastating effects on ecosystems including the plants, animals and people who depend on them. The Center for Aquatic Chemistry and the Environment (CAChE) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) Center of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) that tackles one of the most complex challenges: environmental contamination. Learn more about our Research:

Detection & Identification

Using advanced chemical sensing technology for the environment

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Fate & Transport

Quantifying how contaminants move through South Florida's ecosystems

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Impacts & Visualization

Developing methods to assess impacts on our shared environment

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Leading in Student Research

We are happy to share that one of our computer science students with CREST CAChE, Deya Banisakher, has won the Best Poster Award at the 30th International Florida Artificial Intelligence Research Society Conference. Congratulations to Deya, his advisor Mark Finlayson, and the COGNAC team at FIU.


Preserve Our Fragile Ecosystems

Support CREST’s graduate student fellowships in our fight to protect our region’s water quality