Vita--Born February 6, 1950 in Stamford, CT, married with three children and two grandchildren.
Professional Interests—Surface and groundwater hydraulics and contamination, environmental fluid mechanics, hazardous waste site remediation.
EDUCATION Massachusetts Institute of Technology--ScD degree in Civil Engineering, June 1980. Doctoral dissertation "Longshore Currents Generated by Wind, Tide and Waves," prepared under supervision of Professor O.S. Madsen, consisted of an analytical model describing longshore current formation in the offshore zone.
SM degree in Civil Engineering, June 1978. Master's thesis "A Longshore Current Model," again prepared for Professor O.S. Madsen, derived an analytical model of longshore currents induced by breaking waves in the surf zone.
University of Michigan--BSE degree in Civil Engineering, December 1972. Traditional spectrum of Civil Engineering courses with a major in hydraulics and hydrology, accompanied by numerous courses in geology.
EXPERIENCE License--Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Registered Professional Engineer, Civil Engineering. Certificate Number 32786-C.
University of Massachusetts (1980-present)--Assistant Professor (1980-1986), Associate Professor with tenure (1986-1997), and Professor (1997-present) in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with research interests in groundwater hydraulics and pollution, environmental fluid mechanics, and hazardous waste disposal. Joined the Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in September 1983. Courses taught include:
James L. Tighe Civil Engineering Distinguished Teaching Award: 1994, 2005.
Outstanding Advisor Service Award, UMASS College of Engineering: 1992, 1994.
Chapter Advisor, Chi Epsilon (CE Undergraduate Honor Society):1986-1996.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Research Award: 2010.
US Department of Defense (1994-1999)--Director of the Environmental Technology Program Consortium, a group of academic, private, and public sector institutions offering fellowships and training in environmental restoration through a $1.3 million grant with the US DoD.
EG&G Idaho, Inc. (1992)--Provided technical guidance in the field investigation and remedial measures for a large volatile organic solvent plume in the unsaturated zone of a fractured bedrock formation.
GEI Consultants, Inc. (1991)--Performed a conceptual design of a hydraulic energy dissipator and stilling basin for an earthfill dam rehabilitation project.
Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory (1988-1989)--Visiting Associate Professor appointment through the National Center for Groundwater Research while on sabbatical leave. Worked with USEPA scientists on the transport of biologically degraded contaminants through an aviation gasoline plume, including field sampling and analysis.
David R. Pesuit and Associates (1988)--Provided consulting assessment of a groundwater contamination problem. Evaluated the appropriate use of pump tests and mathematical transport models describing a nitrate plume in an unconfined aquifer.
Williston Northampton School (1987)--Assessed drainage problem associated with the School athletic fields in a consulting capacity, including possible sources of local groundwater flow. Provided comments on possible remedial measures as well.
Tighe and Bond Consulting Engineers, Inc. (1986)--Reviewed Draft Environmental Impact Report for proper surface and subsurface hydraulic content associated with proposed development in a rural watershed.
Chris Hosford, Inc. (1983)--In consulting capacity, designed tailrace for a low-head, small-scale hydroelectric facility and estimated water surface profiles and sedimentation potential for low flows as well.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1977-1979)--Teaching Assistant for open channel flow, coastal engineering, and sedimentation courses; duties consisted of homework set correction and associated student tutoring. Research Assistant investigating longshore currents and sediment transport in the surf zone and offshore waters as well.
Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation (1973-1975)--As an engineer in the Environmental Division, coordinated a hydrographic survey and originated the Hydrology and Heat Dissipation System Sections of the Environmental Report of a proposed nuclear power station. Provided hydraulic input to the design of intake structures, circulating water systems, and cooling towers for two proposed nuclear power stations.
Later served in the Hydraulic Division providing hydraulic input to a full scale model study of fish diversion facilities.
Reviewer Journal of Environmental EngineeringJournal of Hydraulic Engineering
Journal of Geophysical ResearchWater Resources Research
Journal of Physical OceanographyGround Water
Journal of Geotechnical EngineeringResearch Journal Water Pollution
Environmental Science and TechnologyControl Federation
Journal of Soil ContaminationEnvironmental Software