Resume

Education
Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1988
M. S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1985
B. S., Chemical Engineering, Univ. of Michigan - Ann Arbor, 1978

Employment
2015 – present, Distinguished University Professor and Head, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State Univ.
2010 - 2015, Professor and Head, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State Univ.
2006 - 2010, Professor, Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State Univ.
2000 - 2006, Prof. and Assoc. Head, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State Univ.
1998 - 2000, Assoc. Head, Civil Engineering, North Carolina State Univ.
1994 - 2000, Assoc. Prof. of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State Univ.
1989 - 1994, Asst. Prof. of Civil Engineering, North Carolina State Univ.
1988 - 1989, Visiting Scientist, R. S. Kerr Laboratory for Environmental Research, Ada, OK, by cooperative agreement with Dept. of Soil Science,Oregon State University
1981 - 1982, Environmental Engineer, Israeli Environmental Protection Service, Jerusalem, Israel
1978 - 1981, Environmental Eng., Union Carbide Corp., So. Charleston, W.Va.

Research Interests
Chemical and biological processes as they apply to decomposition in landfills,
the application of life-cycle analysis to solid waste management

Teaching
Solid Waste Management and Engineering

Awards

  • Perry L. McCarty AEESP Founders’ Award, 2020
  • Richard I. Stessel Waste Management Award, 2018, Air & Waste Mngmnt. Asscn.
  • Frederick George Pohland Medal, Assn. Env. Eng & Sci. Prof., 2015
  • Kappe Lecturer, American Academy of Environmental Engineers, 2010
  • Distinguished Service Award, Assn. Env. Eng & Sci. Prof., 2009
  • International Lecturer, Waste Management Association of Australia, 2008
  • Distinguished Individual Achievement Award, SWANA, 2004
  • Distinguished Service Award, Assn. Env. Eng & Sci. Prof., 2003
  • Outstanding Paper - 7th Intl. Waste Mngmnt. & Landfill Symp., Cagliari, Italy,1999
  • Samuel Arnold Greeley Award, ASCE, 1997
  • National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellow, 1992 - 97
  • Department of Energy Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, 1992
  • American Chemical Society Graduate Student Award, 1987
  • General Electric Forgivable Loan for Ph.D. students, 1985
  • Getty Synthetic Fuels Scholarship for Excellence in Landfill Research, 1985

Registration

  • Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina (18629)
  • Board Certified Environmental Engineer, American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Professional Service (Selected)

  • Co-Editor-in-Chief, Waste Management, (2018 - present)
  • Co-Chair for the Biannual Global Waste Management Symposium (2008 - 2018)
  • Associate Editor, Waste Management (2002 - 2017)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Environmental Engineering (2001 - 2012)
  • Associate Editor, Waste Management and Research (1992 - 96, 1999 - 2002
  • EPA Science Advisory Board panel on biogenic carbon dioxide (2011-2017)
  • Co-Chair for the Biannual Intercontinental Landfill Research Symposium (1998 - 2012)
  • Chair, AEESP Lecturers Committee (2004 - 2008)
  • Chair, AEESP Government Affairs Committee (1999 - 2003)
  • Science Advisory Committee, International Waste Working Committee (2004 - present)
  • External Advisory Committee, NASA Advanced Life Support Research Center, Purdue University (2004 - 05)
  • ASCE Solid Waste Committee (1995 - 2002)
  • IAWQ Landfill Specialty Group (5/96 - 2000)

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists,
  • American Chemical Society,
  • American Society of Civil Engineers,
  • American Society for Microbiology,
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors,
  • International Solid Waste Management Association,
  • International Waste Working Group, Sigma i,
  • Solid Waste Association of North America

Courtesy Appointments
Research Associate, Earth Engineering Center, Columbia University
Guest Professor, Tonji University, 2010 - 2013

 

Publications

 

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