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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

Advanced Sensing Research
Fate & Transport

Quantifying how contaminants move and change throughout South Florida's aquatic ecosystems

Pollutant Tracing Research
Impacts & Visualization

Developing methods to assess impacts on our shared environment

Risk Assessment Research

Summer Research Fellowship

We are now accepting applications for our CAChE Summer Research Fellowship, a 10-week paid program designed to give undergraduate students first-hand research experience working with faculty and student mentors associated with the CREST CAChE project. Applications are due March 29, and successful applicants will be notify by no later than April 5.


Preserve Our Fragile Ecosystems

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