Carmen Agouridis, Ph.D.

Carmen Agouridis

Associate Professor
Phone (859) 218-4344
Fax (859) 257-5671
Carmen Agouridis

Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
207 C.E. Barnhart Building
Lexington KY 40546

Professional Profile

Carmen T. Agouridis, Ph.D., P.E. is an Associate Professor of Ecosystem Restoration in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Agouridis focuses on using applied research to address current issues in the natural resources community, particularly in the field of ecosystem restoration as it applies to streams impacted by mining, urban or agricultural activities; wetlands; and mined land reclamation. Her research also examines methods to improve stormwater management through the use of low impact development techniques such as rain gardens and stormwater wetlands as well as novel approaches such as weep berms and woodchip bioreactors. 

Dr. Agouridis also serves as Director of the Stream and Watershed Science Graduate Certificate ( and co-Director of the Greenhouse Environment and Sustainability Residential College (

Dr. Agouridis teaches Introduction to Stream Restoration (BAE 532/CE 542), Low Impact Development (BAE 750), Environmental Control System Design and Reclamation (BAE 535/MNG 563), Energy in Biological Systems (BAE 103), and two courses for students in the Greenhouse Residential College: Pathways and Barriers to Environmental Sustainability and The Sustainability Challenge. She also serves as the faculty advisor/project manager for bioenvironmental engineering senior design teams in Biosystems Engineering Design I and II (BAE 402/403).


Ph.D., Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2004

M.P.P., Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Kentucky, 2012

M.S., Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, University of Tennessee, 2000

B.S., Agricultural Engineering, University of Tennessee, 1993