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Jay Borkland
Research Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


1986 M.A. in Geophysics, State University of New York at Buffalo
1982 B.S. in Geology, University of New Hampshire

Research Interests

  • Assessment and remediation of contaminated sediments from coastal waterways and ports, especially those projects that involve Confined Aquatic Disposal Cells and Shoreline Confined Disposal Facilities
  • Coastal and port infrastructure, including dredging of channels for shipping and the design and construction of piers, wharfs, and marine terminals; particularly where those projects involve contamination
  • Coastal protection and coastal resiliency, particularly as a response to rising sea levels and global climate change
  • Offshore wind, including site characterization, permitting, design, and operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms in the U.S. and Europe. Particular interest in geophysical and geotechnical assessment and design
  • Geophysical, geotechnical, ecological, and biological assessment of coastlines, marine and ocean
  • Renewable energy, particularly from marine resources

Short Bio

Jay Borkland is a marine and environmental scientist, geophysicist, geo-engineer, and offshore energy specialist with more than 30 years of industry, teaching, and research-related experience. He is the principal and part owner of a national environmental and engineering firm. Borkland has been the project director for numerous large-scale government and private geo-environmental and geo-construction projects. Highlights of his high-profile project work include Boston's Central Artery and Third Harbor Tunnel, the Love Canal superfund site, and a USGS geologic conditions research study of the Gulf of Maine. He was part of a team that was awarded a $125 million grant for Nassau County Long Island in President Obama's Rebuild by Design design competition for a more resilient coastline in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Borkland is currently a member of the Tufts team in the Massachusetts Research Partnership for the advancement of U.S. offshore wind research and standards.

Professional Positions

2014 - present Vice President, Principal, and Director of National Waterways and Alternative Energy Sources, Apex Companies, LLC, Boston, MA
2010 - 2014 Principal and Director of Waterways and Alternative Energy, Apex Companies, LLC, Boston, MA
2009 - 2016 CPS Senior Lecturer, Adjunct Faculty in the College of Professional Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
2005 - 2009 CPCS Senior Lecturer, Adjunct Faculty in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
2001 - 2010 Division Manager and Principal, Environmental and Geoengineering Apex Companies, LLC, Boston, MA
1994 - 2001 National Program Manager for Geophysics and Senior Project Manager for Environmental, Foster Wheeler, Boston, MA
1991 - 1994 Program Manager for Environmental and Geophysics, EG&G Washington Analytical Services Corp., Waltham, MA
1990 - 2005 Lecturer, Adjunct Faculty in University College, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
1988 - 1991 Project Manager for Environmental, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Newton Upper Falls, MA

Professional Affiliations

  • BizMDOWS - Maryland Business Network for Offshore Wind
  • American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA)
  • North Atlantic Ports Association (NAPA)