Experience

Consulting Engineering

Senior Environmental Engineer

Mutch Associates, LLC

Jan 2010 – presentJefferson Valley, NY

  • As a Partner of the company, was responsible for business development and client services.
  • Technical lead on chemical aspects of groundwater fate and transport and in-situ chemical and biological treatment.
  • Developer of numerous computer codes for modeling contaminant fate and transport in groundwater and surface water systems.
  • Served as Project Manager on numerous high profile remediation projects.

Senior Environmental Engineer

HydroQual, Inc.

Jun 2006 – Dec 2010Mahwah, NJ

Academia

Research Associate Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Manhattan College

June 2012 – presentRiverdale, NY

  • Teaching graduate courses on water treatment, water chemistry and groundwater modeling.
  • Collaborating with faculty on research projects related to chemical fate and transport in the environment.

Associate Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Manhattan College

Sept 2010 – June 2012Riverdale, NY

  • Promoted to Associate Professor and tenured in Fall 2010.
  • Directed a federally-funded research program with grants from NIEHS, USEPA and SERDP. Total research funding was in excess of $2 million.
  • Worked with Masters students and undergraduates to publish numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.

Assistant Professor

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Manhattan College

Sept 2004 – Aug 2010Riverdale, NY

  • Received several federal and non-federal research grants to study water quality issues related to suburban runoff and arsenic and chromium contamination.
  • Served as Laboratory Director for the Environmental Engineering – oversaw student training and overall health and safety.
  • Worked as the adviser of several student groups and organizations including the New York Water Environment Association and Tau Beta Pi.

Education

Ph.D. Geography and Environmental Engineering

Johns Hopkins University

Aug 1999 – June 2004Baltimore, MD

  • Thesis title: Sources, Sinks, and Speciation of Chromium(III) (Amino)carboxylate Complexes in Heterogeneous Aqueous Media
  • Thesis adviser: Alan Stone

M.E. Environmental Engineering

Manhattan College

June 1997 – July 1999Riverdale, NY

  • Thesis title: Calibration of a Sediment Metal Flux Model
  • Thesis adviser: Dominic Di Toro

B.S. Environmental Engineering

Manhattan College

Aug 1993 – May 1997Riverdale, NY

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude (GPA: 3.96/4.00)
  • Recipient of the Br. Amandus Leo Call Medal for Engineering at Commencement

Licensure and Certifications

Professional Engineer (P.E.) State of New York
Certificate of Fitness to Operate a Chemical Laboratory, FDNY, November 2009

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Service Award, Internet Resources Committee, AEESP, 2009.
  • Gordon Research Conferences, Environmental Sciences: Water. Invited Talk, 2008.
  • Outstanding Teacher Award (Environmental Engineering), Manhattan College, 2006, 2007, 2009
  • Gordon Research Conferences, Environmental Sciences: Water. Best Poster Award, 2002.
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship, 2000.
  • Vincent P. Olivieri Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 1999.
  • Wesley Eckenfelder Graduate Environmental Engineering Award, Manhattan College, 1999.
  • Brother Amandus Leo Call Medal, Manhattan College, 1997.
  • Lawrence Eckenfelder Award for Environmental Engineering, Manhattan College, 1997.
  • Ciba Scholar Award, Manhattan College, 1996.